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tune "today," wednesday, january 23rd, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. >> hold me, natalie. >> i'm holding you. >> it's cold. >> i'm matt lauer, along with savannah guthrie, natalie morales. it's brutal out here. >> why are we out here? whose idea was this? >> the executive producer was the one who decided that this was the only way we could convey how cold it is out here. >> while they're cozy in the control room. >> and the only one not out here is the weather man. al roker. >> the world turned upside down.
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>> get out here. >> this is our way of telling you it is extremely cold in a huge part of the nation, subfreezing temperatures in chicago. take a look at what happened. firefighters out battling a massive fire and then the water from their hoses froze to the building after that. pretty amazing picture out of chicago. >> oh, my gosh. we'll talk about more than the weather. new details in that scandal involving cia director david petraeus, jill kelly, who sparked the investigation that ultimately revealed the affair of the general with another woman. why this situation, she says, has made her life a living nightmare. >> we heard from her briefly the other day, but the woman whose pictures were used to be the girlfriend that manti te'o actually never had. she's with us live for an exclusive interview and she will explain why she knows exactly who is behind this hoax.
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the big after party at the white house after the inauguration. of course, we weren't invited. a lot of big celebrities were. they're all tweeting about it. what they're all saying about the very late, late night into the early morning hours. >> 3:00 am. >> that's right. a lot to get to. right now let's get out to chicago. nbc's kevin tibbles is all bundled up in the windy city. how bad is it out there? >> hey, guys, nice to see you guys sharing the pain this morning. a full two-thirds of this nation is under the grips of this blast of cold as temperatures fall and windchills plummet. call it the siberian express or just plain brr. there are parts of the country that haven't seen temperature this is low in more than two years. in erie, pennsylvania, two windy to even clear the snow. >> it's absolutely freezing. >> reporter: and the treacherous cold sideways blowing snow and
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ensuing whiteouts make for dangerous driving. this multi-car crash near muskegon, michigan, closed u.s. 31 for several hours, al hampered by windchills of more than 30 grease below zero. a dog was trapped on the lake michigan ice for hours as animal control officers nimbly worked to get him back on shore. they finally had to use a tranquilizer dark. this delivery man shivers until the end of his shift. >> go home, take a shower and drink some coffee. >> reporter: windchills of minus 20 here in the city. frostbite warnings and a lot of creative wardrobe maneuvers. >> got to have a hood, block the wind. i don't care how crazy i look as long as i'm warm. >> reporter: creative, too, in the big apple. >> i have 12 pairs of tights on today. >> reporter: even in minnesota where they're used to the cold, folks are -- well, cold. >> you bet ya. >> reporter: the plummeting
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mercury came as a shock to many northeastern states who were having a warm winter. >> temperatures in maine have dropped more than 75 degrees. >> reporter: a full two-thirds of the country is now pulling out the hats and mittens and it looks like they'll be wearing them, at least until the weekend. and for all you moms and dads out there, take a tip from uncle tibs, albeit a layman's tip, bundle up those kids nice and warm. >> hey, uncle tibs, where's your hat? >> there you go. >> the big kahuna comes out about once every two years. >> wow, that is a serious -- >> i like it like that. that's best like that, kevin. leave it just like that. you look like mickey mouse. >> you're really demonstrating the crazy uncle fashions this morning. glad you decided to make it out here. >> i felt your pain and decided to come out here.
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>> okay. i'm going to leave. >> all right. let's have one more look at chicago, where that five-story block-long warehouse has been encased in ice. the firefighters finally took the hoses down, but they were spraying that up until an hour ago. thankfully, nobody injured and it was an abandoned warehouse. hopefully, no problems there. as far as today is concerned, here is the pattern. we'll be stuck in this pattern for at least the next four to five days. arctic high dominating jet stream down to the south. temperatures plummeting anywhere 15 to 30 degrees below normal. current temperatures, buffalo, 5. feels like 10 below. d.c., 16. 7 above. it feels like 1 below. and as we make our way into the afternoon, it doesn't warm up that much. fargo, high 7 below. 28, d.c. boston, 14.
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bad news is that we'll be stuck in this system until monday, when finally the jet stream takes a bit of a push up to the north. and that allows temperatures to moderate a bit. until then, we've got bitterly cold and, coming up in the next few minutes, we'll show you the next storm system coming into the pacific northwest, matt, that will be bringing possibly some significant snow to a good portion of the country. >> al, we'll be checking with you in a couple of minutes. thanks very much. meanwhile, secretary of state hillary clinton faces intense grilling on capitol hill today, as she gives her long-awaited testimony on that deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell has the latest on this. good morning. >> good morning, matt. today, hillary clinton got emotional, and she took responsibility of the security failures, vowing to increase safety around the world for diplomats.
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after a fall, concussion, and blood clot, hillary clinton will face questions today. what did she now about security failured in benghazi. had she seen a final cable for help? from ambassador chris stevens sent to her on september 11th, the day of the assault that killed him and three other americans? >> we bring home four americans z who gave their lives for our country and our values. >> reporter: benghazi quickly became a political nightmare for the white house. u.n. ambassador susan rice told "meet the press" and other shows that the attackers were likely protesters, not terrorists. >> what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. >> reporter: rice was relying on cia talking points that proved to be wrong. derailing her chances of becoming secretary of state. >> this administration has
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either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engaged in a cover-up. >> reporter: former security officers from benghazi said repeated requests for help had been turned down. >> it was abundantly clear we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of an incident. >> reporter: but her recent illness kept her from testifying. >> secretary clinton is recovering from a serious virus and concussion. >> reporter: a scathing report from an independent review board. >> security posture of the special mission compound was inadequate for the threat environment in benghazi and, in fact, grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place that night. >> reporter: finally, clinton will report back to congress. >> this is about building upon the review board's recommendations, which the secretary and the department of state have fully accepted. >> it will be a grueling day, first in the senate, then in the house. not how the secretary of state had planned to wind up what is
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widely viewed as a stellar term as a diplomat. matt? >> thank you very much, andrea. natalie morales is over at the news desk with a check of the other top stories of the day. good morning to you. >> good morning, everyone. police in houston have charged a 22-year-old man with aggravated assault for his part in the shooting in lone star college campus. the school was on lockdown yesterday, sparking fears of a rampage. it was reportedly sparked by a fight between two people. no one was killed. the house voted to delay a debate over the debt ceiling. chief capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell has more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. this is to avoid those showdowns we've seen the past two years. it would give the government more time to borrow. while democrats would like a longer term solution, the white house says it would go along. >> most americans believe you don't do your job, you shouldn't get paid. >> reporter: today's vote is a
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tactical shift in the gop playbook, putting on hold their demand for a debt ceiling increase only with spending cuts attached. >> it's a concession by republicans that they were not going to be able to win a spending cut fight using the debt ceiling vote. >> reporter: the clock is ticking. the country will max out its credit card at $16.4 trillion in several weeks, risking possible default on the nation's debt unless congress okay's more borrowing. the house is considering a short-term fix. lift the debt ceiling for a few months to take the pressure off, but require both house and senate to pass a budget. if they fail, congress would not get paid. >> you can't go for months and months without a paycheck. and what this does is basically says that your pay gets escrowed, put on hold until you pass a budget. >> reporter: trying to turn up pressure on democrats in the senate, who have not passed a regular budget in four years,
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relying on this comparison. >> didn't exist the last time the senate passed a budget. >> the last time they passed a budget the ipad hadn't even been introduced. >> it is expected a block of conservatives probably will not support this. house leadership hopes that it will pass. it does provide some breathing room. it does not enforce the debt ceiling. we'll be back at this in a couple of months. natalie? >> kelly o'donnell, thank you so much. cnbc's courtney reagan is at the new york stock exchange for us again this morning. good morning, courtney. >> good morning, natalie. that vote that kelly o'donnell was speaking of will calm wall street jitters. they want to see that vote passed, at least until may, when we have to come up with a better solution. technology was a stock market laggard yesterday, it could prove to be a positive today, after unexpected earnings from both google and ibm. stocks will strive to hit new highs today as they home prices, united technology and the big one, apple after the close. >> we'll be watching you guys
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later on this afternoon. thank you so much. a win in israel for prime minister benjamin netanyahu. his hard-line party will be forced to form a coalition with the other party.3 c3 gobierno de coalición, ya que >> catch -- dash cam video from mosc moscow. a warning some viewers may find this disturbing. a 2-year-old narrowly cheating death twice. first her family's suv slams into the truck and the child goes flying out and then a truck narrowly is missed by a truck again. boy, oh, my goodness, that is so hard to see. 7:13 right now.
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back over to matt, savannah and al. >> unbelievable. and crawling away. >> barely injured. >> natalie, thank you. well, mr. al roker, what do you have to say for this forecast? >> well, miss savannah guthrie, i say brr. that's all we need to say. and friends who are dealing with lake-effect snow as well. but also we've got this storm system coming in from the pacific northwest. this thing is going to bring a lot of rain from san francisco on up into seattle, makes its way onshore. will get caught up in the upper atmosphere. that is going to bring it across the country, bringing more snow. we'll be keeping an eye on that as we get toward the latter part of the week. that's what's happening. let's get your local forecast, after these messages. essages. ♪ [ male announcer ] let's take every drop of courage, every ounce of inspiration, every bit of determination, and go where we've never gone before.
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♪ introducing the radically new avalon. toyota. let's go places. 7:15 on wednesday morning. good morning. i'm christina loren. overcast over san francisco. no showers to report yet. they are on the way for the second part of the day. we have action starting to ramp up in the north bay. steady rainfall. 51 minutes away from petalum ark. highs today cold enough for a jacket. keep the coat with you. bring your umbrella as well. we have a nice dry thursday. >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thanks. scandal that brought down former cia director general david petraeus, john allen, whose name surfaced in this investigation has now been cleared of wrongdoing by the
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pentagon. this, as jill kelly, the woman who triggered the investigation in the first place, speaks out for the first time. nbc's kerry sanders is outside kelly's home in tampa, florida, this morning. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. it's been three months since news broke of the secret love affair between general david petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. it all came to light after jill kelly, who lives in the house over there, contacted the fbi about what she called threatening e-mails. throughout all of this, jill kelly has remained silent, until now. socialite jill kelly was thrown into the media spotlight last october as the story of general david petraeus and his affair with biographer paula broadwell unfolded. kelly was described in the media as the other, other woman. now she's telling her side of the story in an interview with a reporter for the daily beast, describing the ordeal as a living nightmare. >> jill kelly seemed to me to be
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someone who didn't quite know what hit her. she doesn't think she did anything wrong. her life has been totally turned upside down. >> kelly came to him to the interview to try to clear her name. she said she was terrified last summer when her husband, scott, read a mysterious e-mail on her joint account. >> she didn't know that these anonymous e-mails were from paula broadwell or even a woman. they terrified her. they were, in her view, full of threats and blackmail. >> reporter: kelly describes her relationship with general petraeus as family friend and she's angry over reports that as many as 30,000 e-mails were exchanged between her and general john allen, the u.s. commander in afghanistan. kelly suggests the actual number was in the hundreds. on tuesday, a pentagon report cleared general allen, saying it found no improprieties in e-mails with kelly. as for paula broadwell, federal prosecutors decided last month not to file charges over her
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e-mails. broadwell spokesman tells nbc news absent any charges, people can make their own judgments based on that. >> now that the investigation of paula broadwell has been closed, i think jill kelly wants to speak out, set the record straight, clear her name, change her image and get back to her old life. >> reporter: nbc news contacted jill kelly, but she had no comment. as for those e-mails, she has not shown them to the daily beast or any other reporters, but because they're no longer evidence, there are not going to be any charges, she can do whatever she want with his those e-mails, even post them on the internet if she chooses. meantime in this morning's "washington post" jill kelly and her husband have written an op-ed, calling on congress to pass new laws to protect the privacy of people who report crimes. savannah? >> kerry sanders, thank you. highlights of president obama's second inaugural,
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beyonce's starring rendition of the star spangled banner. was she actually singing it live? stephanie gosk has more on that. >> u.s. marine corps put out a statement saying that no one in the marine band is in a position to assess whether the performance was live or not. the star did rely on a prerecording and the band wasn't actually playing either. by the time beyonce got to the rockets red glare ♪ and the rockets red glare >> there was no doubt she was nailing the national anthem. but the nation, the president and the world watching and listening. ♪ the brave >> now there are doubts that she pulled off the flawless live performance everyone thought she did. >> i don't know about you. i'm always so relieve when they hit it out of the park. that is a hard song to sing.
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>> reporter: the head of the marine corps band tells nbc news her voice was prerecorded and so was the band. to be fair, it was still beyonce's voice and no one doubts the beloved pop star can hit every note on the scale. to some it feels like a deception. >> i would think that people would want to give a genuine performance and sing it for real. >> reporter: other fans, and she has millions of them, showed their support on twitter. >> why does it matter if beyonce lip synced national anthem at obama inauguration? still her voice. why must it be live? beyonce was so busy getting ready for her super bowl performance that she had very little time to rehearse. she posted these photos of what appears to be a rehearsal from sunday. at the last inauguration, renowned cellist yoyoma relied on a recording. he said it was because of the
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cold weather. ashlee simpson got criticized for this performance on "saturday night live." then there was manili vanilli. beyonce's 16 fwrgrammys are saf but her image may have taken a hit. >> she is an icon. she has a big upcoming performance at the super bowl, probably redeem herself. >> beyonce is a rare breed, incredibly famous artist who has, for the most part, escaped any kind of serious scandal. perhaps one of the reason this has taken so many people by surprise. we have reached out to her for comment but she has not responded. matt? >> stephanie gosk, thank you very much. here is my thought on this. it was cold there, all right? if she had actually sung it live and her voice had cracked or screeched, the same people screaming about her doing it on tape would be screaming about the fact that she blew the
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anthem. >> i don't think this reaches the level of scandal. >> and it's not manilli vanilli, where she never sang a note. >> it is her voice. she did record that. also, what if she was sick? the flu is going around. photographers who were with me along the parade route up on the platform said that she had been coughing before and after. >> was that really jay-z? >> or was it? >> get to the bottom of it. coming up, another story a lot of people have been talking about. her pictures were used as the girlfriend in the manti te'o hoax. how? what's the connection to the man who allegedly is behind it all? we'll ask her in an exclusive live interview. thermostat war, constant battle you have over the temperature at work, at home, in the car, just about everywhere. we'll get into the controversy. first this is "today" on nbc.
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"today in the bay." >> it is 7:26. good morning. i'm john kelly. after hours of debate the oakland city council hireses a consultant to turn around the police department in the city. >> shame on you! >> protesters upset shouting "shame on you" as the council finished voting after 2:00 a.m. this morning. the council approved a contract that involves hiring bill bratton. council members say they recognize the police force needs help. one council woman gave police chief jordan firm instructions. >> if you say this is the team you need, these are the people you're trusting to give you the guidance so you can get our department in order, i'm ready to vote on that. what i expect of you, what i'm expecting of you is to deliver. >> a lot of protesters say
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bratton said the stop and frisk policy will lead to racial profiling. some think bratton will stop all the bloodshed in oakland. we'll see. let's check in with christina loren, nice start to the day. >> indeed. good morning to you. we have rain on the way. we are holding off on showers in san francisco. for now, activity in the north bay to show you. light showers through sonoma county. not expecting a lot until 11:00 a.m. 39 p minutes away from light precipitation in petaluma. 59 in san jose and 60 in santa cruz. we'll clear you out. let's check on the drive with mike. >> good flow of traffic. we see fog at the high rise. the hayward side. slow coming out of fremont.
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the interchange with 92. 680 south also slow. the freeways slow. the northbound route through the south bay, a problem. new accident 85 at 17. also 17 right around alma. back to you. >> appreciate the update. we'll be back with another update at 7:56. see you then.
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morning. it's the 23rd of january, 2013. that's a shot of erie, pennsylvania. fresh snow on the ground there. the temperature just 10 degrees. let's take you to washington. pretty shot of the capitol. it's a cold one there, too. 16 degrees for folks waking up in our nation's capital. here in new york city, a balmy 13 degrees. we'll get to al's forecast in just a moment. meantime, inside studio 1a, what is it, 70 degrees? >> inside the studio, yeah. so cold waking up in new york city -- >> their beaks are frozen. exactly right. >> anyway, we'll have more about that. here is a question for you. constantly wrestling your spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend for control of the thermostat at home? are there daily fights at work over how warm or cold to keep the office? there are those debates here on
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a daily basis. we'll dive into the thermostat wars, coming up. >> a lot of people can relate to that. and then the woman whose pictures were used as that of lennay kekua in the manti te'o hoax. we'll talk to her straight ahead. and we're getting ready to tackle hot topics, beyonce lip syncing allegation, prince harry and which is the bigger sex. >> do we even have to have a conversation? last five years have been rough on wall street, as we know. and on many small investors, too. one prominent investor has consistently earned billions for himself and his clients over two decades. as nbc senior investigative correspondent lisa myers reports, some prosecutors are now asking, is that record too good to be true? lisa, good morning. >> savannah, good morning. by just about any measure, steve cohen is a financial superstar,
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amazing success at picking stocks has made him one of the richest, most powerful stars on wall street. now his reputation and his empire may be in jeopardy. a federal criminal investigation appears to have him in the crosshairs. whenever the stock market is open, you usually can find steve cohen here, at the center of the football field-sized trading floor in connecticut, home to his hedge fund. for almost two decades, he has wracked up 20% to 30% annual return for his investors, losing money only one year, leading one magazine to dub him the most brilliant hedge fund manager alive. >> he is viewed as one of the top, top traders that has ever, ever worked on wall street. >> reporter: and does he live large, worth about $9 billion, he owns this lavish estate with a 36,000-square hp foot house and holes for golf. his art collection is valued at
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almost $1 billion, with works by van gogh and andy warhol. >> the edge he has gotten is not just from his own insight but perhaps from other means that are not legal. >> reporter: so far, federal prosecutors in new york have charged five of cohen's former employees with insider trading, while at his firm, which means using illegal inside tips to trade stocks. four have plead guilty. cohen has never been named in a case, but knowledgeable sources say he recently was referred to as portfolio manager a and hedge fund owner in complaints alleging the biggest insider trading scheme ever, which netted $276 million. >> it looks like the forces of the authorities are getting closer and closer to steve cohen. >> reporter: there also now is a lawsuit against cohen and his firm by small investors, who lost their shirts on two drug stocks, which were part of the alleged insider trading scheme.
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>> thought something was fishy the day it crashed. >> reporter: howard choir invested in one of the stocks which cohen's firm dropped, allegedly based on inside information. he says he lost so much money, he had to sell a million dollar waterfront home in new york and move into this double wide manufactured house in north carolina. he blames steve cohen. >> he belongs with bernie madoff in the add jojoining cell. >> cohen said he feels like don keyote. he says that his firm and he acted appropriately. >> lisa myers, thank you. let's get a check of the forecast now from mr. al roker. al? >> it's bitterly cold. we ain't seen nothing yet. add to that, suppose you were on the great lakes. you would have to deal with lake-effect snow. those winds coming across the lake, there's no ice covering it
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up. there's a lot of moisture available for those winds to pick up and then drop on the shores of the lake from cleveland to oswego, we are talking three to six inches. also marquette to south bend. erie and buffalo, we could see another foot of snow. snow squalls around the great lakes. more wet weather moves into the pacific northwest. fog along the texas gulf coast. look for beautiful weather through central and southern florida with temperatures in the 70s. it continues bitterly cold in the northeast, new england and all the way down into the southeast where there are frost and freeze 7:35 on wednesday morning with an overcast start in san jose. we have rainshowers to show you in the north bay. nothing heavy. we will see light pesky showers continuing to move on shore throughout the next couple of hours for the bay area expecting the moisture to come through 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. temperatures today old enough for a coat. 59 in livermore. 59 in santa thetheresa.
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59 in san jose. warming up for thursday. mostly dry conditions. >> when you've got severe weather like this, make sure you have your latest forecast. go to weather channel on cable or matt? a frightening crime tied to one of the most prestigious dance companies in the world. the artistic director of moscow's famed bolshoi ballet attacked with acid. was he assaulted because of his job? michelle kosinski has more on that. good morning to you, michelle. >> reporter: good morning. this is staggering to the ballet world. at the same time they're saying they can't believe this has happened you're also hearing many say they can imagine why, that ballet, not just in the movies, truly can be a tough, obsessive universe. icy moscow has a pounding artistic heart. the bolshoi long has been its star.
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sergei filin, the best of the best artistic director. here he is in his dancing days in "swan lake." and now. he says outside his apartment thursday night a masked man threw acid in his face. surveillance video shows a shadowy figure running away, then another. filin, with third-degree burns, needed emergency eye surgery and will soon have another. won't know for weeks what his sight will be. top dancers here trying to prepare for a performance that opens tomorrow. it was really hard to rehearse. it's still hard to grasp. it doesn't seem real. the bolshoi is heartbroken, but admits someone inside may be jealous over who got what role might have orchestrated it. >> very competitive and there are many, many people with ambitions and it's not possible to please everybody. but this kind of crime is so cruel. and it's so nasty and so horrible. to damage his face.
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>> reporter: filin told colleagues he had been getting threats for months. a former ballerina told the press competition was a terrible, wild fight. the cruelty of the ballet world is astoundingly pathological, conjuring up scenes from "black swan," dancers desperate for the role of a lifetime. >> attack it. attack it. come on! >> reporter: on this iconic stage, a one-time artistic director described the bolshoi on facebook a disgusting cess pool with the lack of any ethics and half-crazed fans. is that true in any stretch of the imagination? >> how should i say? this kind of devotion to what you're doing. >> reporter: this has been affecting the dancers. they're so upset. bolshoi says in past years when controversial decisions were made at times, other people would also receive threats. the police are telling the
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bolshoi, though, that they are confident they will find who did this. back to you. >> michelle kosinski in moscow for us. thanks so much. still ahead, are you locked in a temperature war at home and at the office? the battle over the thermostat. but up next, an exclusive live interview with the woman whose pictures were used as the girlfriend that manti te'o never had. she's probably tired of hearing that by now. we'll talk to her right after this. like a lot of things, trying to find a better job can be frustrating. so at university of phoenix we're working with a growing list of almost two thousand corporate partners - companies like microsoft, american red cross and adobe - to create options for you. not only that, we're using what we learn from these partners to shape our curriculum, so that when you find the job you want you'll be a perfect fit. let's get to work.
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back at 7:43. exactly one week ago we learned one of the most compelling storylines of the college football season was, in fact, a hoax. girlfriend of notre dame star manti te'o, who supposedly had died of cancer never actually existed. te'o says the two never met face to face and only had seen pictures of the woman he thought was his girlfriend, lennay kekua. the woman in those photos was actually another woman, 23-year-old diane o'meara. she's with us exclusively. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> what a tortured tale. let me take you back a week and a half ago when you say you first heard of all of this.
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reporters on to the story called you. at that point, had you even heard the name manti te'o? >> no, i hadn't. and like you said, up until about a week ago, i never met him in my entire life and i never even heard of who he was. >> just to make this absolutely clear, even though he was out, talking about a girlfriend that he had lost and there were pictures of this woman who was allegedly named lennay kekua, your picture. you never saw those pictures until reporters told you about this? >> right. i never saw any of the photos that anybody was using for this lennay kekua. >> what was your reaction when you were told about this? >> definitely very shocking and even today i'm still trying to wrap my head around all of it. i mean, i have my own boyfriend of five years, in a relationship. to find out you're the face of a separate relationship -- i mean, it's frustrating. it's hard to see. >> let's try to sort this out as best we can. most of the pictures that were out there came from your
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facebook page, your social media page. one picture in particular that had never been put out publicly by you. tell us how that picture came about. >> right. ronaiah, he -- i hadn't heard from him since high school. and he contacted me early december. he reached out to me through facebook messaging and he relayed this story that him and his cousin had been in a car accident and giving me a lot of great detail, referencing streets i know from our hometown. and he relayed to me that as a birthday gift, he wanted to do a photo slide show for his cousin. >> let me stop you right there. for people who aren't keeping up with this as closely. ronaiah tuiasosopo -- i don't know if i said that name correctly -- he is the person that people believe are behind this hoax. you know him from high school. are you saying that you think he took these facebook photos and
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requested this specific photo from you in order to continue with the hoax? >> right. we went to a small high school. i probably spoke to him two or three times. everybody knows who everybody is. since then, five years, never heard from him, never spoke to him until this past december. >> let me stop you right there. i'm going to be devil's advocate. if somebody called me out of the blue after five years, i don't know that i would hand over a picture of myself. why do you think you did that? >> right. and i mean, i could see how people would think that, but we're raised to be polite, to have a kind heart. and he repeatedly reached out to me on facebook. i almost felt guilty as far as not sending a photo with this sign for this photo slide shot. he went as far as sending me a photo of his cousin with head trauma, bandages in the hospital with him and, you know, out of the kindness of my heart, i thought i was just comforting somebody that i knew of.
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>> i just want to point out that nbc reached out to ronaiah and his family for comment. we haven't heard back but his father posted a message on facebook, quote, we allow the truth to take its course, wherever that may lead. do you have any opinion or theory as to whether manti te'o was in on this hoax? are you in a position to know one way or another? >> i'm still trying to wrap my head around this entire confusing situation myself. manti is innocent in this entire situation, i empathize with him, because i think we would have the same emotions, confusion, anger, frustration. >> do you have a lawyer and are you planning on filing any charges? >> social media and the way it's growing, there's definitely a lack of protection and privacy laws. >> diane o'meara, thank you for
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an up scale neighborhood. we were the first to bring you the deet on the robbery. about four hours before the robbery monday night an elderly man was car jacked in front of his house. it happened near redman avenue and wallace drive. two men attacked the victim and then took his car. that carjacking happened just two and a half miles from the home invasion robbery. on brett hart drive. they tried up an elderly couple. both in their 70s. they ransacked the home before leaving with two of the victims' cars. now say good morning to christina loren to tell you about a nice start to the day with rain drops coming. >> pesky rain drops. knot heavy. moving south throughout the day. not expecting significant rainfall even in the south bay until potentially 2:00 p.m. you can count on a slow commute home. we'll check on the drive now
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with mike in a moment. 59 in livermore. 59 in gilroy. as we head throughout tomorrow. we'll hit the low 60s. rush hour. he's more important than me. >> we'll look at the cars here. they are traveling through the low clouds in spots. the toll plaza might back up. look how it plays out. bart has a delay out of san francisco into the east bay recovering from earlier equipment problems all eastbound trains coming out of the city. that will recover. a power line. bus shuttles because of the overhead wire problems. keeping the bay toll plaza lighter but slow. now 680 southbound. back to you. >> we're back in a half hour with another local update.
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8:00 on a wednesday we're back now. 8:00 on wednesday, january 23rd, 2013. it's a little quiet on the plaza. it's brisk on the plaza. temperature about, what, 11 degrees? >> wind chill closer to about 3. >> 3 degrees. not nice and not getting better over the next 24 to 48 hours. >> we're not going to see anything moderate until about monday. >> until about march. march or april. >> good. we've got some hearty souls. >> yeah! >> someone dropped a hat. that's a not good day to drop a hat. we thank these people for sticking around. i've got the mic in my hand. i feel like saying ♪ oh, say can >> just kidding. just kidding. speaking of temperature, we're going to be talking about the internal temperature wars. probably happens in your home or your office. you have some people, some people like it warm, some people like it cold. it starts a day-long debate. we've got one right here in our studio. we're going to talk about how to deal with that. >> and talk about a debate.
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we've got today's professionals in the house. they'll be discussing the favorite topics. did she or did she not lip sync the national anthem. >> and does it matter. >> we'll get that that. did you see that interview with prince harry the other day. >> did he overshare about his time in afghanistan? another topic for the pros. >> everybody loves watching the super bowl, not just for the game but for the commercials. well, they're starting to release previews of some of these commercials. we've got a preview of the previews coming up. >> that's out of control. >> all right. meanwhile we're going to make your day a little bit better. we understand we just did a count. there are 26 people here today. and it's a lot warmer inside so we thought we've got room for 23 people inside. >> no. >> no, kidding. all of you. >> do you guys want to come in? >> everybody come in. >> we're going inside. meanwhile, natalie has a check of the headlines. natalie, we're bringing some friends in. >> bring them on in. come on in, everybody. get warm and cozy. meanwhile, as we take a look at
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our headlines this morning, the extreme cold is spreading winter misery across the eastern 2/3 of the country. a blast of arctic air has sent temperatures plunging as much as 30 degrees below normal. wind blown snow wiped out visibility. in chicago a warehouse was coated with ice after firefighters hosed down a five alarm blaze. it took hours to rescue a frightened dog trapped on lake michigan ice. meantime, the forecast doesn't hold any relief from this brutal weather for several more days. al will update us shortly. secretary of state hillary clinton is testifying before congress today about the deadly september 11th terror attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. her appearance was delayed by health problems, including a blood clot in her head. secretary clinton faces tough questions about the security lapses and the administration's initial shifting account of what happened. the man accused of helping a small town zumba teacher run a prostitution ring is speaking out to defend himself.
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nbc's katie couric speaks to him about the case and his charges. >> it wasn't a love relationship for either one of us. it was strictly an intimate relationship. >> reporter: mark strong says all he's guilty of is infidelity, not the 59 counts of helping the local zumba dance teacher promote prostitution, invasion of privacy and conspiracy. both he and alexis wright have pleaded not guilty. >> reporter: did you pay for sex with alexis wright? >> no. >> reporter: did you help her promote prostitution. >> i certainly did not. >> reporter: did you invade privacy of the 150 or so johns on the list? >> no, i did not. >> reporter: here in his lawyer's office, the piles of evidence, the infamous dvds threatened strong with years behind bars. >> i have been harassed. i have received threatening phone calls threatening my life. >> reporter: investigators say strong worked with the 30-year-old alexis wright to sell sex, running license plates
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of clients and receiving hours of video of her encounters. >> reporter: so you don't have any knowledge of any of the detailed ledgers and records? >> that's not what he's saying. he's saying he's not going to talk about it. >> reporter: despite the potential jail time, strong isn't resentful. >> reporter: you're not angry at alexis? >> no. >> reporter: angry at your self? >> i could let myself be angry but i have to move on. >> reporter: the 57-year-old said he didn't accept a plea deal because he knows he's innocent. his trial started tuesday and is expected to last a for "today," katy tur, nbc news, portland, maine. now for a look at what is trending today, a quick roundup of what has you talking online. hip-shaking pop star shakira is announcing online that she gave birth to a baby boy on tuesday. 6 pound, 6 ounce baby milan is the first baby for shakira. facebook envy is jealousy
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sparked by friends sharing their vacation and travel photos. the german researchers also found that one in three people felt less satisfied with their own lives after seeing what their facebook friends are up to. and grandpa really puts the pedal to the metal for his game day super bowl ad. the spot calls viva young, featuring a fearless 87-year-old man joy riding around a staud stadium on a souped up scooter, managing a couple of bone-jarring -- he did have a stunt double. let's go back to matt, savannah and al and their crowd as they're all -- what are you waiting for? >> for you to finish the news, actually. >> we didn't want to make a lot of noise. >> while we're walking in, you might as well give us the weather forecast, mr. roker. >> absolutely. as we bring our friends in, let's show you our pick city of the day. it happens to be a lovely place. it's not quite as cold as we
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are. tucson, arizona. kvoa nbc 4. sunny, warm, 84 degrees. oh, man. look at these afternoon temperatures, single digits below zero, temperatures in the upper mississippi river valley. northern new england. 70s and 80s through southern texas as our friends come on in, we start to pack them on in here. this is like a cong a-line. there you go. as we look, we've got lake-effect snow to talk about in the pacific -- around the great lakes. pacific northwest seeing another big storm making its way in. matt lauer, pledge chairman. darn glad to meet you. matt lauer, pledge chairman. darn glad to meet you. a beautiful day if you don't mind a lot of cold air. everybody got their way in? >> packing it in. >> is it better inside than outside? >> that's what's going -- no, deutsch, you don't get in there. we've got a mild start to
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the day here in beautiful bay area, california. temperatures are going to be mild for today. we'll end up in the upper 50s. we do have showers to deal with mostly up in the north bay. they'll start to move south as we progress throughout the day. we're eight minutes away from steady rainfall in the aled me da area. 60 degrees in santa cruz. comfortable temperature wise. even warmer for tomorrow. a few more clouds. but we'll hold off on showers for thursday. >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks very much. just a show of hands, how many people here have constant battles at home or the office on the setting of the thermostat? see, it's popular. we have it here at the studio as well. the great thermostat war at home and at the office. it is raging also between the sex sexes. we'll talk about that, right after this. all right. now everybody back outside! ♪
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probably the one battle that has tr transcended time, space and modern technology. >> adam, it's freezing. >> well i'm hot. put on a sweatshirt. >> reporter: the struggle to control the thermostat. in the car, in the house, in the office. no matter where you are, someone always wants it cooler and someone always wants it warmer. exhibit a, newlyweds sarah and andrew colbert. you've been dating for four years, married for four months. how long has the temperature debate been going on for, though? >> since the first time we were in the same room. >> really? >> yeah. >> where do you both fall? >> i like it warm. >> like a sauna in the house all the time. >> you? >> i want to be like frigid. i like it cold. >> i need layers in bed. >> how do you settle this? this seems like a fundamental difference in your relationship. >> always. >> really? >> yes. >> we try to compromise. we've done our best to compromise. it's a process.
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>> and as it turns out, the seemingly never-ending fight over hot versus cold is actually based on biology. >> women tend to pool their blood around their organs so our fingertips can be three degrees cooler. men are hotter. >> reporter: the issue even affects our "today" show family. >> i've got to tell you, i thank you for coming on to this show because they've got this fan for you. >> i know. >> willie's biggest fan. >> isn't it fantastic? >> it's great. >> the ladies don't like it. we're freezing. >> my hands are cold. >> toughen up. >> reporter: where do the "today" show anchors fall with regard to temperature control in studio 1a? >> it is very cold on a lot of mornings in the studio. sometimes i think it's colder inside than it is outside. >> i'm a hot blooded man. >> yeah, you are. >> wearing a nice wool suit from time to time. i like it cold. >> hot or cold, one thing is for sure. summer will be here before we know t the temperature war will then start all over again.
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but sometimes this battle has its advantages. >> to me, i think it kind of keeps the romance alive. if it's hot, i want to be away. i need my space. >> right. >> if it's cold i want to be close. >> oh, that's sweet. ♪ when you're hot you're hot when you're not you're not ♪ and the battle continues here. you guys each have your own personal stories of this. >> we do. >> we all do. >> everyone does. >> the three of us here like it moderate. >> moderate. >> we like it moderate. >> willie, where do you think this is going? >> by the way, this proves once again that if savannah whines enough, there will be a national news piece. >> that is not true. >> on the subject. >> i resent that. >> i like it a little chilly, i do. i respect you. so let's find a common ground. let's work together. >> since you come most mornings at 9:00, we're going to live in our temperate climate zone until you get here. >> different habitat. >> there we go. two different penguins, the warm
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weather kind and the cold weather kind. >> it's set up like -- we need one of those suits. that would be perfect. >> we settled the whole thing. we're done. >> this couple here, what's your name? >> i'm susie. >> frank. >> who likes it cold? >> i like it cold. >> and? >> i would say moderate, that's a good word. >> moderate is a good word? you guys actually fight about this? >> sometimes. >> what have you done about it? >> i've kicked him, honestly. >> you've kicked him? >> move over. give me the blankets. >> you know how it is. >> no, i don't. >> it's not violent. it's really not. >> no, not much. there you go right there. just gives you an idea. my dad could hear the thermostat go up from two blocks away. somebody touch that thermostat? >> a random sampling. >> exactly. willie, you're wrong. anyway, coming up next, proof that men are bigger babies when it comes to being sick.
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i was inspired. it didn't matter to me one way or another. it was her first -- voice. it wasn't like she lip synced to whitney houston singing it. >> kelly clarkson and james taylor were out there singing it in the cold t wasn't arctic cold but colder than i like it when i sing the national anthem. does it matter? >> i saw you on the set say it doesn't really matter sheechlt sang her own song and get over it. there's something about the a h authenticity of the inauguration and even if you have a hiccup, just sing it. >> he didn't play live. >> pardon me? >> i think it was yo-yo ma. >> i get it. >> it's not a black and white issue, it's not -- >> i'm sitting here, black all of a sudden. >> when did it become a racial issue? >> no. back to the subject matter,
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authenticity is lost in this country. inauguration -- by the way, even if you don't sing perfectly, that's okay. imagine if you're watching that and you knew the person is lip syncing t takes it away -- >> 2-1 here. does beyonce owe the audience an apology? >> no. >> an explanation would be lovely. >> she was there for the president. she sounded good. she honored the president. what more do you do? >> there's an entire band that then was complicit in that. how dumb do you think they felt blowing fake horns? >> okay. let's move on to the next subject. this one, i don't think, will get a lot of debate. though i think it's outrageous. some people feel when a man is sick and gets a cold or flu, he complains and whines when it's the end of the world. >> there's science behind this, you know. >> i'm going to ask you about that when a woman gets sick with a cold or flu, they keep trudging on and do their job. is it a valid complaint? >> yes. >> it is? >> yes. >> what's the science behind it? >> longstanding reports, and
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every country reporting that the y chromosome is weaker than the x chromosome. because of that, you have a higher whine factor. when you have a viral infection, your y chromosome triggers -- oh, my god, oh, my god, i'm going to die. when you come down with a serious illness, you don't see the doctor on time. that is improving. >> you kind of undersold it. it isn't so much that the y chromosome is weak. it's that the x chromosome has -- >> oh, is that it? dna trumps them all. >> as one. world's great feminists, i think women are stronger than men overall. i really, really do. we're bigger babies. >> it does impact on women's health because we don't whine enough, women often take care of our families rather than take care of ourselves. >> there you go. >> there's another report that men go to the doctor less and as a result tend to get sick more often and when they get sick it's worse. >> no, because the women will be the ones in your ear.
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>> your wife will access the health care system when they're sick sicker. men do whine more. >> regular featured a photo shoot or photo spread. i'm going to show you the picture right here. put it up. it featured some first responders who were there for hurricane sandy and it featured them along with some models wearing some new york collection items. now the magazine said when the storm hit, the city's bravest and finest punched back. now with the area on the mend we paid them a visit, dressed in the best of new york collections. the photos shot by annie liebowitz. what do you think about these photos? donnie, you're an image guy. >> why not? why is it okay to take shots because of football stars and not our heroes? >> some think it's vulgar. >> why is it vulgar? we're celebrating them. >> some people thought they
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weren't celebrating them. >> using them as a marketing tool to sell these fashion items. >> some people are still suffering the devastation of sandy. when you look at the photographs it's like pay more attention to us. >> should they not go on talk shows? these are heroes. why can't we celebrate them? >> while so many people are still trying to recover, they've lost their homes and all their belongings, do they want to see the marketing of high-fashion items next to these first responders? >> by the way, i'm not even looking at the items, but the first responders. i see it as the marketing of the first responders. >> one critic weighed in saying they were going for inappropriate and provocative. they hit inappropriate and idiotic instead. >> i think it's avant garde. >> fashion week is in a couple of weeks. just give it a minute. >> prince harry speaking out in interviews before he just left the country after a tour of duty there. he talks about his missions, the missions he went on where he was fired upon by the taliban and returned fire, killing some members of the taliban.
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and he takes it kind of matter of factually. i know you've heard the interviews. what do you think about it? is it okay? >> i'm not really confused as to why the palace would permit the prince to give such an interview? why do you need to antagonize the taliban? >> i thought he jumped the shark when he was shown playing video games and, oh, my god, we killed people. >> i am so pleasantly surprised that a royal is actually in real duty. >> but they do that. >> i was shocked. by the way, if he's putting his life on the line, he can do whatever he wants. i was pleasantly surprised. >> what do you think? >> i think star, donnie, dr. nancy, thank you very much. >> don't you want to whine a little bit for us today? >> i do have a little bit of a cold. coming up, the best ones for you, must have apps for 2013. first your local news and weather, even as natalie hands out hot you're watching "today in
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the bay". >> good wednesday morning to you. i'm laura garcia-cannon. in san jose city leaders will consider a very unusual gun control measure. the rules and open government committee will discuss a proposal involving the storage of assault weapons. the proposal was written by a city resident and, if approved, any city resident who owns an assault weapon, would be required to store it at the city's police department. mayor chuck reed who chairs the committee has previously said that he believes gun control laws should be handled at the state and federal level. let's look at the morning commute with mike. >> the bay bridge toll plaza, actually through berkeley things are held up at the berkeley area. university avenue. get a live look at 80 and the haze there. you see folks backed up at university avenue itself. early crashes have made things slow down through san pablo and up through berkeley and
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emeryville. the b.a.r.t. system, no more delays, but we still do have minor delays for the powell line being diverted because of equipment issue. low at 880. >> another local news update for you in half an hour.
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8:30 now on this frigid wednesday morning. it's the 23rd of january, 2013. it is so cold outside, we had to move this party indoors and say good morning to the folks who are still out there. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie, alongside matt lauer, al roker and natalie morales. this has to be one of the most creative home renovations we've seen in a while. >> and somewhat cost efficient, this bedroom floor covered in pennies, nearly 60,000 of them to be exact. if it had been 60,000, that would mean it cost how much? >> $600.
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>> good math. good division. we'll meet the couple and ask them why. >> a more traditional way to decorate. martha stewart is here, with ways to frame your favorite photos. speaking of pictures, more than 2 million people have seen this photo online, an elderly couple going over flash cards. we tracked them to get more on the story of the heartwarming image. the best of the best in 2013. >> first, meredith is back today, lending a hand to hoda in our fourth hour, ready to go. >> almost ready. >> coordinating your outfits i see. >> you know what? >> what's going on? >> we're dolling up. >> you started, what, about 4:00 am? >> you know what, that's really not nice. >> speaking of renovations projects. >> whoa! >> oh! >> it's on.
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it's on. oh, wow! >> but something you will learn on our show is that you look your worse on wednesdays at 3:30 in the afternoon. >> really? >> so it's going to get better than this? >> or worse. >> it's going to get worse than this. >> worse than a lot better. we have aaron neville with us. 72 years old tomorrow. >> really? >> he has a new album coming out. >> i hate when she reads the notes. darryl hammond is with us. hopefully he will do a couple of imitations. >> imitations or -- >> imitations. >> impressions. >> impressions. >> anyway -- >> you want your robe back, matt, or can i -- >> no, that's fine. i appreciate it. you didn't go in my dressing room again, did you? >> no. the cops told me not to. >> there's a restraining order. >> there literally is. >> don't forget to check out hoda and meredith in our fourth hour today.
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>> something flaming. >> exactly. >> can we go? >> yeah. >> please, we're begging you. >> mr. roker? >> okey dokey. let's see what we've got for you. first of all, starting off with today, lake-effect snows, big problems. another big snow coming into the pacific northwest. that will make its way across the country. plenty of sunshine in the southeast as well, but chillier than usual temperatures. tomorrow we've got frigid weather continuing for the eastern two-thirds of the country. snow moving into the inner mountain regions of the northern rockies. look for sunshine, mild to warm weather, gulf coast, 8:33 now on a wednesday morning. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. clouds thickening up here in san jose. still no showers to report in the south bay. a little activity ramping up in the north bay. watch for slick conditions on the 101. in sonoma county light rain
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falling there. 59 in gilroy. right around 60 in santa cruz and getting into tomorrow we'll dry out for the second half of the day and notch your temperatures up a touch. >> don't forget, get that weather any time you need it. go to weather channel on cable or mr. roker, thank you. a young couple in chicago used nearly 60,000 pennies to tile their bedroom floor. >> that is 600 bucks, if you you don't want to do the math at home. it took them nearly four months to complete. you will notice all of the pen nis are heads up. good luck, right? >> exactly. people behind the project, ryan lang and emily belden are with us now. good morning to both of you. >> hey, guys. how are you? >> hey, matt. how are you guys? hey, savannah. >> this is really clever, just my two cents. i know. >> penny for your thoughts. >> exactly. a lifetime of jokes like that. seriously, what made you decide to take this on?
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>> it was kind of one of those things like we were sitting around joking about what we could do to redo the bedroom and we're like, i don't know. there was a jar of pennies on the counter. i said why don't we just stick those things to the floor? that was pretty much it. >> no more unique motivation? >> she came home one day and i had already started doing it. >> guess we're doing it. once you start this project, you have to finish it. >> so how long did it take? 60,000 pennies, all glued down, one at a time. how long did it take you to do this thing? >> one at a time. it took about three to four months, which we decided was about 130 hours. >> it was a long time. by the time we were done with it, we were definitely finished gluing pennies to the floor. >> oh, yeah. never again. no more gluing money to the floor. >> we've all been known to cast aside a penny. did you actually go to the bank and request pennies? and what kind of looks did you get if you did that? >> that's my favorite thing about being done with this pronl. you go to the bank and say i
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need 50 bucks in pennies. it's a project in itself. >> the funny part is that once we started the project we actually had a lot of friends bring us pennies, because they thought you guys need pennies. we've got these pen nis sitting on our counter. >> they were glad we found a use for them. >> do you have any unique pennies, any collectible pennies? >> oh, yeah. >> yeah. >> we found a couple of good ones in the mix. >> we have an old penny made out of steel that i know during world war ii, they had a copper shortage. we've got one of those, which is pretty interesting. and we have one that doesn't have abe lincoln's face on t it has an indian head right on the front. >> how much is it worth, did you find out? >> we're so excited to see it. it's literally -- there have been people fighting on comments on blogs. >> over how much they're worth. >> i have no idea. we're just excited to have them. and we feel like it was at least worth the price of the rest of the floor. >> canceled it out.
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>> there's a lot of talk about getting rid of the pen nirks i imagine you guys feel a little differently about that. >> i love the penny. we talked about like where have all these pen nis been? think about all the things that people have bought with them over time. >> how many people have touched our floor. >> it's ridiculous. i have abe lincoln tattooed to my leg. >> the germophobe just went eww. >> i'm glad you put a clear varnish over those things. >> live from their bedroom, thank you so much. >> what's your dog's name? >> thanks for having us. >> you bet. >> cheap flooring option if you think about it. >> that's not bad. coming up next, martha stewart's decrcreative ideas fo framing photos. first this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning on martha
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"today," fun ways to frame your photographs once you finally decide to print them, of course. with unusual ways to frame your photos, good morning. good to see you. >> so many people take pictures, millions of pictures. even the first children were taking pictures of the inauguration. what do you do with all those pictures? >> this will encourage us, to at a minimum, print them out. you call this an accordion frame. how does this work? >> you can make this as many panels as you like, two four, six, eight. you buy these little art boards. they cost about $6 each at the craft store. >> all right. >> and you paint the edges. >> the borders. >> so you have a nice color, whatever color craft paint will coordinate with your room. >> this looks look a 5 by 7 photo. >> it is. choose your favorite photos. print them in black and white, in color. then you just pretty much
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decoupage them right on the board. >> that's the kind of glue you use. the tricky part seems to be the hinges. >> if you have a little handheld drill, cordless drill, it would help. then make sure you're very neat with this. because i think craft projects, when you're really neat, turn out and look so much more, you know, as if -- they're going to be long lasting. >> yes. >> little hinges. just sit them right on here. predrill, if you can. or you can sort of use a nail and make a hole. and little tiny screws go right in. it's not hard to do this. and then you have a little accordion. >> that's really cute. >> isn't that cute? >> you use whatever it is, six or so. >> a long one looks really great on a desk. >> great idea. >> martha, we're using photos to send a message. we have our love photo theme behind us. we're going to do x and o, hugs and kisses. >> we made you a paper template
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to go underneath. these acrylic frames are excellent, modern looking. >> and inexpensive, right? >> inexpensive. use a double stick tape. choose your pictures, whatever size you want. these are little 2 by 2s. double stick tape. >> you've done the templates for the o for me right here. >> and then you put your second piece of acrylic right on top like this. >> how do you fasten these two together? >> there are little fasteners that come with it, little screw fasteners. >> this should take an hour probably to do the whole thing. >> some of these have little hooks, little hangers to hang them on a string or ribbon. >> those would go on the top, i'm guessing? >> i would think so. >> unless you hang them upside down. >> this is fun because you could take whatever picture you like, inexpensive frame, paint it whatever color you want to match your room. these are so pretty looking. i did some of these for my grandchildren. they're really cute.
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use just a cardboard little -- >> mat. >> yeah, mat. and then a ribbon. they're so easily affixed with scotch tape on the back. do a ribbon across this way. place it neatly this way and you can do that one, too. isn't that a pretty ribbon? just make sure it's straight because you want it to look -- >> neat. >> right. >> done professionally. >> you just want it to look great. framing is not so difficult. for the mat, you can use all kinds of things, decorative paper. you can see our little clive, the donkey, with that paper. you can use the ribbons or paper doilies. >> you hung them up like this, created a sequence. >> on a big ribbon. >> ties the whole scene together there, right? great to group these in scenes. >> great gifts, great room decoration, inexpensive. and oh, yeah, you did a great job. look at that. >> mr. roker, there you go.
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>> that's sharky. >> i love sharky. >> he's great. >> love sharky. >> there's a whole -- see how fast we did it? >> yeah. >> martha, thank you. up next, frame-worthy photo that's touched millions of people online. we'll get the story behind that photograph. first this is "today" on nbc.
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back now at 8:46 with a hea heartwarming photo you may have come across online. it shows a man trying to reteach a woman the alphabet. that image quickly became a sensation. but there wasn't a lot of information about the couple. nbc's kristen dahlgren tracked them down to get more
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information. >> john allen and linda alexander. it's the kind of love we all want, unconditional patience and still fun even when life throws you an enormous obstacle. six mornings a week, 82-year-old john allen picks up his 70-year-old girlfriend, linda. >> good morning, sunshine. >> good morning. how are you doing, sweetheart? >> good. >> and they prepare for a day out, even though linda is very different from the woman he fell in love with 11 years ago. >> all of a sudden, bang, i got sick. >> five years ago, linda went from being active and adventurous with an important job to a hospital bed. a bleed in her brain led to three surgeries and a stroke. and when she woke, there was severe damage to her brain. >> for a while, i couldn't even talk except to say "i love you." >> three words, all she had left. >> i can still remember sort of a throaty "i love you."
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she told all the doctors, all the nurses. she told everyone. >> reporter: but love is also what john still had for linda. >> that's a date. >> d. >> reporter: each morning they go to starbucks where john patiently tries to teach linda to read. >> okay. you better know this one. >> g. >> j. >> j. >> don't look at -- >> for george. >> no, for john. >> john. sorry, darling. >> okay. >> it was here that matthew balestero first saw them and couldn't help but snap a picture. >> we could feel the love emanating off them. >> a friend passed it on and within five hours, 500,000 people had seen it. the total now, more than 2 million. >> why? >> obviously, somebody likes your story. >> wow! >> among the comments, this is
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what true love and being together is all about. every time i need more patience, i will think of this picture. >> do you ever get mad at him doing this and leave me alone? i don't feel like doing it today? >> i don't know, if she ever does. >> no. >> no? >> because he's helping me. >> three days a week john also helps her at the gym. >> 16, 17, 18. >> pushing to strengthen her partially paralyzed right side. >> i want to be able to drive and i want to be able to -- >> read. >> -- to read. and i'm going to do those things that i did before. >> reporter: but it's not all work for the couple. their daily routine also means a romantic lunch. ♪ >> i love you. >> i still enjoy my life. i'm not sad. i'm not angry. >> reporter: and as her memory
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improves -- >> b. >> okay. >> that's three. >> right. >> reporter: linda still sums it all up with three little words. >> the same most important thing to say to you, i love you. >> obviously, the feeling is mutual. one of the other online comments was don't let nicholas sparks get ahold of this. flash cards could be the sequel to "the notebook." truly remarkable couple. >> truth is better than fiction in this case. kristen dahlgren, thank you. it's a beautiful story. you have us all crying this morning. from bargain hunting to fisness, app s for 2013. first this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back now at 8:52 with "today's" tech and the best apps for 2013. finding the ones to fit your needs could be a little overwhelming. our go-to digital guy, mario armstrong, is here with his top picks. good to see you. >> good to see you as well. >> it used to be simple, there were only a dozen or so that everybody was using. now almost a million. >> too many. do you know how hard i had to work to do this and get only five or six apps? >> are most of these free or do we have to pay for these? >> most of these are free but some have add ons that you can pay for. >> desktops and everything like that. >> >> absolutely.
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>> lot of travel apps out there. you like trip it. why? >> it manages all your travel itinerary. i'm pulling it up on my phone. as you set up, say, rental car information or plane tickets, all those e-mails that come into you now can go right to your -- they usually go to your inbox, then you have to search through the inbox and find all that stuff. you can forward that into your trip it application and be able to see everything within. >> like a travel folder and everything relating to your trip is in that folder? >> exactly. even my calendaring that i have some of the appointments i have coming up, i can see right here as well. really simple. >> there's another one, fitness is going crazy. here is an app that allows you to track your daily workout and how much energy you're exerting. >> it's interesting. i'm actually wearing the device that's tracking. so we saw a lot of these health trackers at ces. >> right. >> a lot of different companies have these, jaw bone and others, body media. this one is called fit bit. on the app, it tracks not only my steps but also how many
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calories i'm burning, how much water i'm drinking and also inputting my diet information. >> you can gain rewards if you do well? >> good motivation, some badges and see what your friends are doing. >> free except for that device? >> the app is free. the device costs about $100. >> last-minute hotel rooms. >> hotel tonight. i've actually personally used -- all these apps i've actually used. this one i'm really fond of. it gives you deals the day you need them. at 12:00 noon, local time no matter where you are -- they're in 80 different destinations, international as well. you can pull up the app. i have to pull up london right n now. if i pulled up new york, there would be no deals right now. they only come on at 12:00 noon. these are great deals. all types of different hotels. one for $152 that's normally $256. >> the idea here the the hotel doesn't want the room to go empty tonight. >> that's right. >> they would rather have you in, in a bargain rate.
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for tons of photographs in their camera and never print them, you like this one. it's called photo -- no, postal pics. >> postal pics. we take so many photos on these phones but the photos don't seem to make it to print. it enables me to, right through the phone, be able to pull up my size of an image i want to be able to print. here is a little "today" show shot. savannah was handing out coffee mugs. i hit done and now it will send that so i can get that shipped to me. the other one is called groove book. this one is actually 100 photos in an actual book for $2.99. they can tear them out. they're perforated. >> smart city 24/7. talk to me about what this does. >> big deal. first time you're seeing this. you'll start to see this in 12 cities across the country. it gives you access to information in the city where you are. what events are around you, what restaurants have deals or specials or all types of activities for your kids, you'll
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also see this in about a month. >> great if there's emergency information you need, it will have it as well. r right. question, send it to him at our website. we'll get to it. you're watching "today in the bay." >> good morning to you. it's 8:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. the america's cup is getting a musical edition. sting is slated to play at a concert series at a 9,000-seat theater at the america's cup park. this picture on the website gives you an idea what it will look like. sting will play on june 2nd. concerts will run through october. he is a good one to see. let's check the forecast with christina. >> thanks. glad to have you back. temperatures this morning are running mild. we do have showers on the radar, but not much to show you. most of this activity is confined to sonoma county. then tomorrow clearing you out,
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back now with more of "today" on this wednesday morning, january 23rd, 2013. the chill is keeping lots of folks indoors. including us but not our intrepid crowd out there. hello and happy birthday to one of them out there. good morning, everybody. i'm savannah guthrie, along with will geist. >> we have willie, natalie, al and giada de laurentiis. we'll check in with you in a little bit and explain what we're about to drink. >> why don't we explain that now? >> al, it's, what, 10 degrees outside? >> windchill near zero. >> this is my white hot chocolate made with almond milk. you can make it with regular milk. >> sounds healthy. >> with agave. >> it has like chocolate in it. marshmallows. you like that, savannah. >> i do. >> you should be okay. >> marshmallow on a stick?
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>> you dip the marshmalloow in it. as you eat it, the chocolate melts. >> oh, look at al. >> i don't like the white chocolate. >> he didn't want to taste it. he doesn't like hot chocolate. >> i like hot chocolate but not white chocolate. >> white chocolate is delicious. >> excuse me for having no taste. >> you take a marshmallow, popsicle stick in it, dip it in chocolate. >> and now you're a dip stick. >> and let it harden. and al just finish the story. it increases your serontonin, i'm told. >> he has a logical issue now. >> i went all in. >> turn the fan up. >> it controls your mood swings because it elevates your
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serontonin. >> have you heard about mood swings? >> yes, i have. >> she looked me right in the eye when she said mood swings. as we finish our hot chocolate, take two. beyonce, was she lip syncing, not lip syncing "the star spangled banner" yesterday? you said it was your favorite moment. >> not knowing but it's still my favorite moment. >> let's watch it one more time. ♪ for the land of the free and the home of the brave the brave ♪ >> you really nailed it. >> sold it. >> saust to say for the record, if she was lip syncing, she is an incredible faker. veins coming out. >> i don't like the word faker.
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>> i don't think she's faking. she's somewhat singing. i think it's an audio enhanced track. >> it might have been backup. because she wasn't feeling well. >> a prerecorded track, which a lot of artists do, by the way. >> sure. >> no surprise there. this is no milli vanilli incident. >> you think she was singing a little bit, singing with herself and they cranked that up higher? >> right. remember i told you yesterday the story of the photographer on the platform, and she was coughing, beyonce was coughing before and after? maybe she wasn't feeling good. we haven't heard her side of the story yet. i wonder if she is going to say something about this. >> i think that because she's such an amazing singer, we expect that she is just going to belt it out and it's going to be perfect every time. and i think that when you're outside -- yeah, when you're outside, it's very cold. it can affect your vocal cords. many would be talking about it
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if she didn't hit the notes. she's so talented we just expect it. >> if there is any issue at all -- i'm not sure that there is -- it's about transparency. she said i'm not feeling that great. obviously not in the moment. oh, excuse me, let me just interrupt. >> put that out so the people understood. >> maybe she will say something after the fact now. >> in the great scheme of things, really? >> she also sang that track. that is her voice. >> right. >> it's beautiful. >> it is her singing. we know she can sing. >> it's not like manti te'o's girlfriend lip syncing. >> very good. he is very good. >> which would have just been like -- >> or any of us for that matter. >> it's fun to talk about this fake controversy. the country will move forward. >> there's no denying her talent and beyonce is going to be amazing at the super bowl. >> of course. >> she'll be singing live for sure. i'll be watching it.
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>> in no way dimminishes her -- i came across the revelation that whitney houston, 1991 super bowl. >> she lip synced. >> you're kidding. >> i was destroyed. >> i didn't know that either. >> were you ally? >> destroyed? >> i was devastated. >> that's the thing. if we had not known, would it have changed the moment? >> no. >> no. >> it was the greatest moment. >> let's move on. >> we just really want to -- never mind. >> everybody needs to let it go. >> what happened there? what happened? >> it happened. >> it doesn't happen a lot. >> seven second delay. >> the little man inside just -- oh, no, no. >> some thoughts don't need to be expressed. >> so much for that. take three really cool inauguration photos which we're just getting. pete souza tweeted a link to the gallery of pictures we haven't seen yet. we saw some in the press over the last couple of days. these are more behind the scenes from official photographers. you see him there speaking to
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house speaker john boehner during the ceremonies beforehand. and some really cool shots. you get the scope and the size of the crowd. >> this one, i love that. >> great shot. >> this is the one where he said he wanted to look at this one more time because he's never going to see this sight again. >> pete souza gets some good access. >> willie, did you go, too? >> yes. >> you did? >> don't worry about -- >> i knew the other three were there. i wasn't sure about you. >> boom! >> i was there. >> out in the cold all day. >> i was standing in the cold for 12 hours in the parade route while you were sipping white hot chocolate. >> i'm going to say, i didn't see any photos. >> thank you, natalie. >> i've never been to the obama white house. i'm kind of jealous, i have to say. >> you should cook for them at some point. >> i haven't had the opportunity. >> you cooked for the royals. white house, she needs an invitation. >> i can make some good -- >> can you make dirt? that brings us to our next take.
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dishing the dirt. there's this french restaurant in tokyo known for using seafood and produce and also now dirt, central ingredient. this is like a good, well-known, renowned restaurant. on the menu they have things like dirt dressing on the salad. >> yep. dirt ice cream. >> for dessert. they put sediment in with the clams they serve. >> it's not just any dirt, by the way. >> not weird. >> very composted black dirt. >> it makes it cool. i'm thinking, you know, in the world that we live in at this point, wouldn't it be great if the compost could turn into something that we could actually reuse? >> see, this is nothing new. we used to have this at the old nbc commentary. you could eat dirt cheap. fantastic. >> so isn't dessert supposed to be tasty? >> love it, al. >> it doesn't taste like dirt. >> it has a lot of minerals in it. savannah's face is like -- my next cooking segment is going to be dirt, me and you, baby.
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>> we're going to make dirt. >> stuffed peppers with dirt. >> is this a common thing? >> i've never cookd with dirt. boy, do i want some now. texture, crumplinginess. craziest thing i've ever eaten? in china. >> i had fried scorpions. >> crickets in london. >> it was good. >> yeah, good. >> meredith was force feeding me the crickets. >> is that a cricket? >> i ate a cricket. >> anything on them? >> soy sauce. that made it taste salty. >> chicken nuggets. >> salty. meredith ate it all then she felt terrible. >> she did? >> you should try frog. >> no. >> i don't like frog. i don't want to eat the poor guy guys. >> savannah. >> frogs stay in their area, i'll >> i think i got one that trumps
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everything. minnesota state fair, deep fried spam nuggets. you dip them in the sauce, man alive. >> i had spam sushi in hawaii and it was delicious. >> that's not sushi. >> i'm just telling you what they call it. >> sucker! >> it is delicious. >> that would have been another internal add-in, maybe. >> enjoy your hour. >> so long, savannah. >> love you! >> will you hold this for me? thank you, i have to do the news. thanks, guys. the news this morning, most of the nation is lost this morning in this dangerous and deadly deep freeze extending from the northern plains to new england. windchill warnings and advisories in effect in many states. forecasters expect the bitter temperatures well below zero in some places to stay around throughout the weekend. the cold weather is blamed for at least four deaths.
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and this morning in chicago it was so cold that this abandoned warehouse was left encased in ice after crews put out a fire there. today the house votes on a bill aimed to put off the crisis on the debt ceiling, at least for now. the bill offered by republicans would let the government borrow enough money to pay its bills for the next three months delaying a showdown that had been expected next month. the measure also puts pressure on the house and senate to pass a budget. if they don't, lawmakers won't get paid. tough questions for secretary of state hillary clinton this morning about the deadly september 11th attack in libya that killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. she testifies today before the senate foreign relations committee. then later before the house foreign affairs committee. some have accused the administration of ignoring signs of a worsening security situation in libya prior to the benghazi attack. three people are hospitalized this morning following a shooting at a community college campus near houston.
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investigators say what started as a fight between two people tuesday then escalated into gunfire at lone star college putting the school on lockdown. the suspect was wounded in the shooting and charged with aggravated assault. a dramatic deadlock in israel where rival parties split parliamentary elections. prime minister benjamin netanyahu did win another term but is skrimabling to build another coalition among parties. the outcome could have a big outcome on the peace process. one man in new zealand wants to ban cats. a prominent economist is calling for the erradication of domestic cats which he calls natural born killers. what? on a website to promote his cats to go campaign, he claims that cats in new zealand are wiping out wildlife. what about those mice? anyway, contributing to the extinction of nine bird species and endangering dozens of others. new zealand has the highest rate of cat opener ship in the world.
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and many cat lovers have launched their own websites to protest. i'm joining in on that protest. >> the anti-kitten campaign. >> a good percentage of the country is not going to like you. >> let's see a picture of grumpy cat today. >> thank you, natalie. al, how about a check of the weather? >> i'm concerned about my neighbor cat. anyway, let's show you as far as our weather today, the jet stream is dipping to the south to keep the frigid air on top of us. that's right. we are talking about the arctic express bringing temperatures into the single digits, below zero windchills right through today into the afternoon hours. and the bad news is we are not going to see a r
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9:13. good wednesday morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. mostly cloudy conditions over the greater bay area. still tracking showers up in the north bay. slick conditions on 101. we'll see off and on hit or miss showers throughout most of the day. 11:00 to 7:00 p.m. we're 15 minutes away from showers here in san jose. 58 degrees bayside. and 57 at the coast. today, tomorrow, leave the umbrella at home. >> that's your latest weather. >> thank you. >> minus 19 in pittsburgh, windchill. >> wow! >> wow! anyway, breaking news update. if we could have banners, sirens and everything else. >> for savannah. >> she has e-mailed there is, in fact, such thing as spam suchi. you win this time. this time. >> it's still cooked. >> and it's on the internet. who knows if it's true. >> exactly. styles for 25 bucks or less.
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she's a contributor to "people's style watch." >> it is not christmas but still gifts to give to yourself or everybody. >> everybody likes a gift every now and then for themselves. this is all on the cheap, so let's get to it. starting off first with a luck surery night at home for under $25. >> this is under $25. i gave myself that challenge. this is fun. invite girlfriends over or with a loved one. there's bath petals, bath soaps, foaming bubble bath, and i added that all together under $25. so what a great gift to give as well. >> this is great for valentine's day as we look ahead. >> and you don't have to spend a lot to give a lot. >> it is very rosy over here. next is this cosmetic bag for any woman on the go. these are great, tell me about them. >> a designer bag, $24.99. this is great if you want to replenish your bag. i feel like everybody lets their cosmetics go a bit. this is a way to spruce up the bag in a designer way.
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i love the lips. >> you can blot your lips on it, too. next, the elle cosmetic products. huge value. look at what you're getting for not so much money, right? >> you better have a lot of places to go to use all of these colors. $10 to $20. 144 eye shadow palate. there's lips in here, there's all different versions. and you have the nail polish kit here for $10. it just shows you, you can really get all your beauty for under $20 for the entire season. >> that's great. we love this kit. over here, jewelry and some great bracelets. tell me about these. >> these are all the rage now, the stackable bracelets. i love skulls but there are different charms to put on there. great as a gift. $25. you will see a lot of these in designer shops and in department stores, but you can get them on the cheap as well. so also a beautiful gift. >> monogrammed items, this is something that is always nice to give a gift more personal.
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>> this is from sea wonder. $8 to $25. look at this beautiful cutting board to give somebody with their initial or a wine stopper. or you can see here mugs and votives. this is just a generous gift and a nice way to get it personalized. >> it is more meaningful that way. here for the kitchen you found some great items, too. again, you can get a little more personal with the monograms here. >> just fun things. look at these napkin holders. you can rotate gifts, if someone doesn't show up, just fill it in. >> i would show up at your house. >> oh, thank you. and these beautiful crafts that turn into a cup, too. i love these. >> these are great for a guest room. over here, candlestick holders and candles. these are great and go a long way. >> april last night when we set up, april said, you can put roses in these. these are $4.95 each from cb2.
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if you are having a party and don't want to spend a lot of money, how great are these? i love these. >> okay. over here you have a little bit of everything. designer food, i think, and this is more of the candle -- >> the candles match it. if you want to add a designer to it, $11. it comes in a great pack. this is a really fun pack of matches to give. designer candles come with the matches atop. $20. and then i wanted to treat you, 24-carat chocolate. i will pass out after. $10 a bar. 24 carats. sparkle while you eat. >> that has to be good for you, i think. coming up, these messages. [ male announcer ] playing in the nfl is tough. ♪
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meg usually just gets her way, and i go along with it. i think it worked for matt because i did it for him. when i'm the one cooking, i'm the one calculating the points. i can microwave things. you get to eat real food. we still get to go out. we're just so much smarter about it. we can keep each other in check. going, "okay, i see you." we've lost about 110 pounds together. it helped our love life. happy wife, happy life, right? right. [ jennifer ] weight watchers online. the power of weight watchers completely online. join for free today. coming up, daring to be a better person and parent. the answer to some of your parenting questions. and we're heading into the kitchen. giada is throwing us a book party with some girlfriends. >> all right. willie and i get done early! first your local news and weather. >> crash it. aspirin, really? i haven't thought about aspirin for years. aspirin wouldn't really help my headache, i don't think. aspirin is just old school. people have doubts about taking aspirin for pain.
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the bay." >> good wednesday morning to you. 9:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a burglary suspect with a taste for wine. investigators say thieves broke into the upscale plumed horse restaurant in downtown saratoga taking off with several bottles of expensive wine. investigators say thousands of dollars worth of wine was stolen. so far no word on the exact type of wine, but we do know the collection includes wine worth as much as $42,000 a bottle. the restaurant has not commented yet on that break-in. apple will report its earnings after the closing bell on wall street today. the company could actually see a drop in earnings despite record revenue from iphone sales. we'll have complete coverage tonight at 5:00 and 6:00.
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9:27. welcome back. we're actually getting light showers but nothing really significant to show you except
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for in sonoma county. between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. is when the bulk of the moisture will come through. nothing heavy. on and off spotty activity at best. 59 today in santa teresa and san jose which is actually a little warmer than average for this time of year. tomorrow you'll warm up a touch, then the rainy pattern friday, saturday for the first part of sunday as well. 9:28. check the drive. >> let's look first at this gray, gloomy shot. christina just warned us about the changing conditions out there. not a big issue for drivers but it is affecting our view. north of the coliseum heading towards broadway 980 basically things are slowing down. an earlier crash has just been cleared from the roadway, but still slow through the area. 580 westbound slowing just north of warren freeway. moving smoothly and starting to clear considerably over the last 20 minutes. free mont another gray shot here
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shows you the southbound side. south bay has general northbound slowing and koun through the peninsula. palo alto, a smooth flow of photographic traffic but gloomier skies and slow southbound 101 through san mateo. we'll have another local news update for you in a half hour or so. hope you get to make the most of this. ♪ [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait original are now made with no high fructose corn syrup. and why we use only natural colors and natural flavors in yoplait original. so, anything else we can do for you, let us know. but you'll keep it to yogurt, right? 'cause we shouldn't really help with your love life. yoplait. it is so good!
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okay. well, they had four years to get ready for this year and you can see they had time to work it out. take a look. >> ladies and gentlemen, jennifer hudson. ♪ i'm so in love with you whatever you want to do ♪ >> that's amazing. >> is that the after party? >> we didn't show that yesterday, nat. >> how did we miss that? that's jay leno having a little fun with the president and first lady's dance. >> the other thing that's kind of sad, jennifer hudson is lip syncing. >> don't break my heart again, al. >> not again. not again. >> it would be great to have them bust out. >> have a whole choreographed dance. >> i love it. >> love it. jay leno. >> okay. >> natalie morales, right, that
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move? i'm willie geist with al roker and natalie morales, of course. one "new york times" best selling mom has hit a bit of a nerve with a lot of parents, talking about the value of being vulnerable. so tell us what exactly that means and help us tackle some of our dilemmas. hardest working mom in hollywood. we'll catch up with model, mogul and mom, kimora lee simmons. plus gather your girlfriends. >> okay. hold on a second. those girlfriends. >> there we go. >> i'm gathering my girlfriends. how about that? >> whew! >> giada is here. >> i know, right? >> willie is sweating here. >> he's like, whoa. >> glad my wife's not watching. >> we'll have the perfect dishes for a night in with the ladies. 2000 are welcome to join us. i know you have other plans.
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>> with my girlfriend. >> speaking of which, are you stuck in a rut? need a new look? want a career change? is your marriage stale? >> wow! >> we want to help you shake things up. head to and tell us what aspect of your life you want to change. and you may be featured in an upcoming hour of "today." why would you? help me, i'm stuck. >> people need help. they're stuck. >> help ourselves first. >> al, how about a check of the weather? we need to get out of this whole -- >> we're stuck. >> pull up, pull up! let's look and see what we've got for you today. we're looking at snow squalls, lake-effect snow around the great lakes. another storm bringing big weather, lot of rain and wind, pacific northwest into northern california. sunny and brutally cold in the plains. for tomorrow, that same brutal air continues all the way down
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into the southeast. look for snow making its way into the inner mountain region and the northern rockies. look for more wind and rain in the pacific northwest. that's what's going on 9:33. just a sliver of sunshine over san jose. overcast conditions, but the showers are mostly offshore. they will arrive as we head through the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. future cast tells that story. overnight lightening up a touch. residual activity for the first part of thursday then clearing up for the rest of the day. 61 bayside and 60 at the coast. >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks. coming up next, one mom's take on how to be a better parent, after this. there's a storynouncer] behind the silver of philadelphia cream cheese. it always begins with fresh, local milk,
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>> thank you. >> we asked a great mom, who happens to be hanging around, kimora lee. >> she puts herself out there. >> model, mogul and mom. >> we've been cracking jokes behind the scenes so we're ready. >> we're ready. >> okay. the title of the book "dare great greatly" where does that come from? >> it's a phrase from a speech roosevelt gave that says -- some people recognize it as it's not the critic who counts. the speech goes on to say it's not the critic, it's the person in the arena, who may be winning, may be losing, may be getting their butt kik cked butt least they're in there, daring greatly. this is everything i know about vulnerability. it's not about winning. it's not about losing. it's about showing up and letting ourselves be seen. >> i love that quote. the question that you used to guide your life in the past was what would you do if you knew you couldn't fail. but now instead you changed that thinking and say we should all be doing this, what is worth trying even if i fail?
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so why the change? >> i think we have to show up. i think we have to find the courage to walk into the arena. and when we ask people, what is vulnerability, the answers were shocking to me. vulnerability is saying i love you first. vulnerability is the first date after my divorce. vulnerability is trying to get pregnant after my second miscarriage. it's initiating sex with my wife, starting my own business. you know, putting my work out to the world. and so i think there's a myth that vulnerability is weakness when, in fact, i think it's our most accurate measure of courage. i think walking into that arena, especially in this culture today, where people are so critical and cynical, is incredibly brave. >> vulnerability can be very scary, too, though. you feel like you let your guard down, open yourself up and what if you're rejected after all that? that can devastate people. how do you help people prepare for the possibility that they might be rejected and find the courage to go ahead and be vulnerable anyway? >> there's no question.
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this is so important to talk about. if you keep going in the arena, you're going to come out bruised and bloodied a few times. that's just inevitable. i do think it's scary but i don't think it's as scary as spending our lives wondering what it would be like if we were to have shown up. >> i have three small kids. and hearing about vulnerability, you always think maybe am i giving in, am i letting them get away with murder? who is the parent and who is the adult? how does that come into play when it's about parenting and your young kids? you don't want to give in for everything. you want to be tough but not too tough. >> yeah. i'm a parent as well. i have a 7-year-old and a 13-year-old. i think it's the ultimate act of vulnerability, parenting. i think forever, in our entire parenting lives. for me it's really important -- one thing i think you have to bring into the arena with you at all times is a real clear idea of your values.
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parenting from our values and having the courage to be especially -- i have a teenage girl. to not be the friend, to be unliked. to stand up for what you believe in and to model that for your kids. what we need today are more courageous kids, kids who understand boundaries, know how to set them, respect them and hold them. >> in my case, a parenting question i have is teaching our kids to be grateful for the little things, because we do live in a day and age where kids expect instant gratification and they are so spoiled. but i want them to really appreciate the little things and their health and their happiness, because that goes a long way. >> gratitude and joy emerged as huge variables in my research. the most effective way to do it, really, is make gratitude a family practice. all of us fear raising kids who are privileged because our kids have a will the of thing we didn't have maybe. there's a big difference between privilege and entitlement and that difference is a gratitude practice. >> dr. renee brown, giving us a
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kimora lee simmons is a mom, model and mogul. she began at the age of 13, modeling for chanel and now has grown up to be a major player in the fashion business. her new show follows her as she starts out to create a dot com empire. >> we pull a lot of props -- you frown when you talk. did anybody ever tell you that? smile when you talk. think everything is a joke. >> okay. we're meeting today to talk about kimora's picks. >> just smile, and pose. >> a glimpse of what it's like to work for kimora. >> thank you. i told the doctor that before. we're going to sit here and smile. everything's better. >> is that your thing, smile when you talk?
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>> yeah. >> smile when you talk? >> you have to. people think, are you mad, pensive, shy? it all reads as -- can we say that? >> we can say it low as you just said it. >> the b word. >> do you enjoy this is not your first rodeo with reality television? >> i hate the word reality. >> what do you call it? >> it's a docudrama. it's morative documentary of my life. i don't know. it is kind of real, though, but i don't like that word. i cringe when i see that. i only do the edit edits but other than that, i don't watch the show. >> do you mind having the cameras in your face all the time? >> not at all. it's very different. i've been doing this almost ten years. seven, eight years. my life has always been around business and my job, what i'm doing. i'm creating a show, writing a book, launching a product, we're making a commercial. it's not like back in the day when you had the osbournes and their house was all wired and you saw -- no, it's not like that. i know if i'm going into a
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meeting, coming here with you. so it's like a fly on the wall to me. i try to look at it more like that. >> this is really a show more about business. >> yes. >> your audience, customers have grown up with you, baby fat in '99. you say we're not out in the clubs anymore. we've grown up. >> we've grown up, moved on. when i say we, we were just talking about that, right? we're not 20 but still feel young. >> we think so. >> we want to be young and fresh and fabulous and fashion is always evolving. and so this is a dot com business called it's tech and fashion, which i think is the future of fashion. it changes the way you shop, your accessibility to trends and fashions. you're online in the middle of the night. i think we're really giving -- putting our finger on the pulse of what people need. that's kind of immediacy, accuracy. we give you the whole stylist and we choose it for you. we put things in your own little
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boutique and you can choose every month your own style. it's very customized shopping. we're catering to the customer. it's like a high-end shopping experience online. >> the show is a lot of fun. you were sort of whisked away from your home when you were 13 years old, taken to paris to be a model. >> yeah. >> your life has been a whirl wind ever since. do you stop to think about where you came from and where you are now? >> i'm from st. louis, missouri. i can never forget where i came from and where i am now. i try to take every day as it comes but it's a dream come true for me. when i was little i had like a lot of young people, the whole ugly duckling story. what are you ever going to do with yourself? you're too tall? go play basketball. but you're too clumsy. i found my place. fashion is my calling, tv, books, my different lines. it's always fashion. >> it's worked out pretty well for you. and smiling all the way. >> and smiling all the way. great to see you. congratulations on the show. >> thank you. >> kimora's house of fab
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premieres tonight. check it out. girls night in with giada. some of us guys might crash, too. >> come on,
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>> all right. something to go along with that wine, shall we? >> besides the wine before you get out of control. a mediterranean salad. >> yum. >> that's healthy, right? >> yeah. it's healthy but flavorful. when people think healthy they think, eww, it's flavorless. there's no tomato sauce, with meatballs and crispy kale. >> delicious. >> i'm going to teach how to make these mini eggplant parms. >> you said you made this for the golden globes last time around? >> last year. i wanted everybody to have a little bit of comfort food but sometimes it can be heavy and very rustic. i wanted to make it dainty, elegant. >> something that celebrities would eat? >> that celebrities could eat in their beautiful gowns. >> excuse my ignorance, but i didn't know what it was.
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>> as in a roman king? >> pharaoh. >> farrah faucet? >> let's start with the eggplant. >> i'm using japanese eggplant because they're long and lean. >> you like to make them pretty thin? >> yes. quarter inch or so. i like to do them on the bias. they're easy to eat. >> you don't peel them or anything? >> no peeling necessary, no salting necessary. that's why i love japanese eggplant. >> they're thinner, too, aren't they? >> they are thinner. you can find these at the grocery store. it's a wheat. >> a whole grain, right? >> puffed up wheat. it's a whole grain that's never been processed or anything. >> our girls' night menu here. >> eat up. eat up. >> we're going to bread it in flour first. >> that, and flour first. willie's here already. >> panko bread. >> it's girls' night.
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>> the guys are coming over. >> buffalo wings? >> no buffalo wings here, guys. >> makes them really light. fry them for two minutes. you need the flour to protect the egg plant. egg white binder and panko. now that i've burned the shallots -- thank you, willie. >> she's going at you hard all day. >> all day. >> all day. >> now you add jarred tomato sauce as you're frying those. >> how is it going, girls? drinking that wine? >> thi these sweet honey clustery things have fiber? fiber one. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. uh, forgot jack's cereal.
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[ jack ] what's for breakfast? uh, try the number one! i've never heard of that. [ wife ] it's great. it's a sweet honey cereal, you'll love it. yeah, this is pretty good. are you guys alright? yeah. [ male announcer ] over a third of a day's fiber. not that anyone has to know. fiber beyond recognition. fiber one. good morning. it's 9:56. i'm marla tellez. the shooting tragedy at sandy hook is prompting two local school districts to make a change. it is planning to replace classroom door locks from ones that can be locked from the inside. the upgrade will cost less than $60,000. by the end of march all classroom and rest room doors in scotts valley will also be able to be locked from the inside. just last night that school
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board approved spending up to $100,000 to buy and install the new hardware. you probably noticed some changes in the forecast. let's get a look at it with meteorologist christina loren. >> hey, thanks. yeah, we do have showers on the way. we need the rain. it has been very dry this month. only a weak disturbance bringing light showers, clouds and temperatures much cooler. upper 50s expected at the coast. then 50s and 60s inland for today. and that goes for bayside cities as well. throughout the day, not too bad in fremont. not too bad in san francisco. the next three days we keep rain in the forecast but just slight chances. plan on keeping your umbrella with you. we'll dry out monday into tuesday. let's check your drive with mike. >> folks, this is exactly what christina is talking about, the changing conditions out there. look at the san mateo bridge. the headlights coming to us, eastbound 92. i just saw this group of traffic coming over here with the headlights. the earlier group didn't have
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those. so the clouds must have gotten thicker over on the peninsula slide. south 101 clearing up, the northbound side not a problem right now. all things except for 17 are looking good. 17 at hamilton, there is a crash going on, clearing from the roadway, but we do have have a couple of cars in lanes. fogs and low clouds. >> we'll be back at 10:26. say hello to the student from independence high school. hello!
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller pla. we're doing it again. it is winless wednesday. january 23rd, 2013. kathie lee's busy working in los angeles. she's gone. meredith vieira is groaning saying, here we go again. >> no, i'm having a ball. >> you are? >> no, i'm having a good time. >> it's winless wednesday. what's our countdown? two weeks, then we can drink. >> little clink? >> yes. okay, yesterday we got a lot of feedback because meredith decided she was going to clean her closet. >> did you really get closet? >> no. nobody cares. but anyway, you do what a lot of people did. >> i took everything out of the
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closet, not everything, but a lot of stuff. then i got so exhausted, i can't deal with it. it's overwhelming when you see all the junk you have. >> is this your house? >> not the whole house, the hallway. >> what's all that? >> stuff that was in my closet. >> like what? >> some of it from the "today" show, brings back memories. then just clothes and junk. it's a lot of junk. >> so we got to talking in the make-up room about who's messier. clearly, i'm going for a run for my money. we decided we are going to pull out our purses. >> right. >> we haven't seen each other's. that's mine. >> okay. >> i just want to point out meredith's purse. >> why are you being judgmental? >> this is not a purse. >> it is a purse. to me, it's a purse. i use as a purse. it is a purse. this is pretentious. this is your idea of a purse. >> look at the bottom of it.
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>> what is that? it's broken. >> those are supposed to keep it in, but they are so heavy, they fall off. first, let's weigh to see who's heavier. here's meredith. >> oh, it's not bad. >> how much? >> nine and a half pounds. >> my son was nine pounds, 16. just for the record. >> i'm nine, you're nine and a half. you go through this one. i'm going to go through this one. >> can we really show people what's in here? >> each pull one thing out at a time. >> pull this out. >> look inside of it. >> what's that stand for? gucci? another bag is inside the first bag. >> let me point out something about this particular bag. it's my make-up bag. this is meredith's make-up bag. >> that's not my makeup bag,
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it's my eyeglass bag. i got your wallet. first of all, outside the wallet is the money, not even in the wallet. you don't know what that! can i show you what it is? >> yes, what is it? >> oh, my god. sylvester cat. my mother -- you know what, there's a sweet story behind this. >> i want to hear it. >> this isn't some sex toy. when i started -- although it could be. when i started cbs news way back when in the '70s, i'm so frightened of traveling, so scared to fly, my mother knew i loved sylvester from the old days of looney tunes. >> and you carry it everywhere? >> the stuffing is falling out. see, the beads. >> i thought that was jewelry. >> you took a lovely moment and tried to destroy it. that's what is inside my purse. >> pull out the weirdest thing you can find. >> get over it.
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get over the new orleans thing. >> i am so far away from being over the new orleans thing. i was just down there this weekend. this is terrible. >> this is fantastic. my friend gave me this card for my boirirthday. i love this. i play that when i'm depressed. >> let's play it. >> the happy birthday thing. >> okay, what are the weirdest things? >> hat. a hat. >> weirdest thing, pull it out. >> i'm trying to find the weirdest thing in your -- deodorant? >> yeah, got to have that. >> you have so many bags. >> they are important. >> pills? >> midol. >> just show my wallet. that's important. >> where's your wallet? >> all right. my makeup bag.
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>> here's your wallet. oh, my god. okay, okay. mine was a mess, meredith -- you have 20s just hanging around. >> no! >> there's your bank statement. >> give me that statement. you know what this indicates, all kidding aside, that we really have some issues with cleaning and organizing. >> yeah, we do. i don't know whether an organized mind is a good mind, or not. >> i like my purse the way it is. okay, let's get it together. >> sylvester back, please. >> i'm sorry. it's a sweet thing. what about beyonce, let's deal with it and get it over with. >> beyonce -- my makeup bag. don't forget it. beyonce, you guys, lip syncing is one of those things -- contacts -- that i guess it's known in the industry, and people do it at super bowls and all that kind of thing, because they want to get it exactly right in timing. so beyonce, they say, was lip
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syncing. and when you look at it and you can see a clip of it, the only tip-off to me, because it looks right on the money, is the people behind her, who don't seem to be feeling what she's doing. they don't seem to be reacting to her great singing. and at one point, she pulls out her earpiece, which i think happened earlier. you think if she were singing to the track, she'd need it. but what i don't know is even here, you have to sing the song, but they are even allowed to have their voice in their ear and sort of singing with themselves. >> were you update? >> it's not the biggest thing in the world. i wish she would come out and say something. i think it would be better to say what was going on. >> no big deal. >> the fact they don't talk makes it into a bigger deal somehow with people. >> a lot of people have sung the national anthem in those kind of
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things, faith hill sang to track, i guess, jennifer hudson, there are a lot of people who have done it. whitney houston, there are a lot of people who have done it. >> aaron neville is here. >> aaron neville is with us. come in, aaron. aaron, by the way, is turning 72 -- >> 27. >> 27 tomorrow. you look so terrific. tell us about this. beyonce's up there. now there's talk she's lip syncing. is that unusual, big deal, not a big deal? >> who cares. i watched it live, she had chills running through me. she's one of the greatest things in the world. when she pulled the thing out of her ear, the ear monitor they use, you can hear their voice and the band and sometimes they have a lot of frequencies going on, like the secret service -- >> so it's annoying. >> interference. >> she has another one in her other ear.
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>> it wasn't that you thought it was a big deal at all. you give her a big thumbs up. >> two. we're going to talk to you about a new cd you have out. so new orleans, i love seeing you, aaron. we'll talk to you in a little bit. you know what, one of the great songs on aaron's cd is "under the boardwalk." ♪ under the boardwalk ♪ down by the sea >> i love it. ♪ ♪ with my baby is where i'll be ♪ >> how are we doing, aaron? >> doing good. >> all right, here is some bad news for the women in the audience who are watching. >> which i have never heard of this. i think of wednesday as hump day, as in going over the hump. >> of course, you do. >> every day. apparently at 3:30, fairly
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serious, whatever, women look their oldest at 3:30 on wednesday. if you've been using that product as i did when i was young -- >> you did use it? >> all the time. i don't need to pick on them, but lather it on and just bake. you look bad every day by the time you're my age. hump day, apparently 3:30. i guess it's cumulative. >> the stress of the week is adding up, you're totally feeling it. that exact moment, 3:30, if you look at yourself in the mirror, apparently, you've never looked worse than that. but you discovered something that's good for skin. tell. >> oh, my gosh. and i'm not kidding. seriously. i heard this somewhere, and i tried it. go buy -- because i get lotions all the time, go to health food stores, probably any supermarket, and by coconut oil. it looks a little bit like lard. comes in a jar, and i schlatter it all over me after i shower.
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you smell like a coconut, but then that smell goes away and your skin is so soft. >> you're kidding. >> isn't that soft? >> do you put it on your face? >> everywhere. everywhere. >> i don't want to know. nobody's interested in your everywhere. >> it works and it's great and it's natural. >> okay. >> you can also cook with it. there you go. >> laura was saying you put it in your dog food, it's good for their coats. >> what do you reference? >> i don't know. >> it's great. try it. people should try it. there's something about starbucks baa re s baristas and your nametag. >> you have to tell them your name, should you have to tell them yours? do you care? >> i care. >> do you ask? >> i don't. i don't. anyway, thanks, joanne, that was good. >> no, no, no, joanne wanted to mention "off your rockers" with
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betty white, because they did a spoof on this. >> have you been on the show? >> no. >> it looks like a blast. it's an older version of candid camera. they are having fun with people in a late-night coffee shop. take a look. >> a large black red eye! a mocha frappachino. is there a jock strap, anybody at all? who ordered this stuff? >> that's cute. is that betty white? >> that woman was in on the joke, right? i'm confused. >> yeah, yeah. >> i was really confused. okay. that's cute. >> that is cute. >> what else do you got? >> we have something for the flu. a lot of people are getting ill from the flu. >> we had a drink -- that's all we've had so far, a drink.
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>> that drink yesterday was awful, awful. it had garlic in it and something else. did you taste it forever, all day long? >> i did, but you know, if it works -- >> it works. apparently, they say this stuff works. this is a sorbet, and it's called jenni's splendid ice creams from columbus, ohio. it's got all the flu-fighting ingredients you would need. bourbon. oh, i can't have it. >> i can't have it either. i'm on a cleanse. how many times -- >> no one goes through more cleanses than you. what's in the cleanse? >> eating healthy food. eating what's called -- what's it called, clean food, raw, a lot of raw. you can have fish, you can have chicken. >> what can't you have? >> any processed food. what's going on? >> i'll take this, because i don't want to get the flu. >> okay, bye. you can't have alcohol?
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>> no sugar, no caffeine, nothing processed. but you can have so much food. it's not like you can't eat. in fact, you're supposed to eat a lot. >> do you feel better? >> you have more energy. you have to drink that stuff that tastes like you're drinking grass, but it does energize you. you do it for 28 days. it's what al does. but it's not -- it's not depravation. it's not bad. >> are you sure? >> don't i look healthier? >> you do. you definitely do. millions of people are doing it, we're talking about when you dip into your retirement account. we're going to have good advice. >> drinking for half an hour. >> she's sick. >> we watched you drink so much alcohol. >> not nice. >> and team hoda and kathie lee are warming up getting ready for our get fit challenge. >> joy was also drinking. >> first, these messages. e are . the affordable care act means big changes this year...
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can't touch this, we hear it over and over again. never dip into your 401(k) unless it is absolutely necessary. >> in these very, very challenging economic times, it's getting harder than ever to save money, and millions of americans are tapping into their nest egg, so is it ever a good idea? jean is today's financial editor. hey, jean. here's one of these things that when you're in a bind and look over and see a nest egg, i only have one option, it's to tap into that. you can understand why a lot of people would want to. >> absolutely. and this is a survey that we looked at from 2010. $70 million came out that year, which is about a quarter of the money that went in, and that's really, really distressing. people take loans from their 401(k)s, they cash out when they switch jobs, and all also make what's called hardship withdrawals. not any of these options would
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be high on my list as a good idea. >> who's doing it and why are they doing it >> the most distressing fact about this is people are doing this because they just don't have the skills to manage their money. the sweet spot seems to be people in their 40s their taking money out for credit card bills, help with college tuition, get themselves through a tough time, and these are people who we've learned don't have emergency funds, don't have emergency cushions. even if you had a few thousand dollars on the side to get you through, you might be able to avoid doing it. >> speaking about the rainy day before you have the rainy day. >> if you really do need money, have an operation you don't have the money to get through, you have a 401(k), you shouldn't cash out. >> you have to pay income taxes, which can eat up 30%. you may have to pay a 10% penalty, which is even more. the better option is to borrow from yourself, essentially, and when you pay that money back, you pay interest on that money,
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that interest goes back into your account. and the vast majority of people who borrow from their 401(k) actually do pay it back. if you don't pay it back, it's treated as a withdrawal. if you need to do it, that's the better option, but i would always say, take a look at what your other options happen to be. maybe you have things that you can sell. maybe you can make additional money on the side. >> i get it. you got to use it. it's sitting there, that's the thing. >> the big question to ask yourself, is this a problem that borrowing from my 401(k) will solve, or is this going to tie me over a bit and i'm going to have to cash out later? then you look at what the underlying problem is. it may be you're living in a house that's too expensive to you, you have three cars and you can only afford one. you have to fix the underlying problem, or you're never going
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to get back ahead. >> talking about iras in general, how much should you be putting in? >> a, enough to grab any matching dollars on the table from your employer. if you're heading into your 40s, 10% a year. if you're 40 and haven't saved anything net, 15% a year, that can include the matching dollars. the best thing people to do is run through a retirement calculator saying this is how much money i need to save in order to, with social security, have enough money for my retireme retirement. >> do you support these moves to regulate so you can't take money out? >> i have heard that suggestion many, many times. i don't think it's going to work, because what will happen is people will say, if i can never get at that money, i'm not going to put it in. that's a big, big problem. >> yeah. jean, thank you. >> sure. >> you can smell the wine from here. >> you can, for the record. >> a few sips.
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10:28. welcome back. i'm meteorologist christina loren. the showers in the bay. right now moderate rainfall from the mission district tall way through the richmond district. travel cautiously. we'll see more of that activity as we go through the day. grab your jacket and umbrella.
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stick around, we'll time out this storm system and another one on its heels today at 11:00. check your drive. some problems out there. >> this is more around the roadways. coming into our news room now, the toll plaza not a problem. there again the green on the map shows you the moisture coming in. that's what you're talking about with the changing weather. right around at&t park we have word of a san francisco bomb squad heading out to mccovey cove, third and king. our chopper's out there. a lot of activity. reports of some explosives possibly found in the area. we're tracking this at the news desk. marla will have the rest of that. you in updates of note at the 11:00. take it from there. >> we're following that developing situation in san francisco. we'll have that plus the other top stories in 30 minutes. we'll see you at 11:00. and we're back more with
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more of this winless wednesday. time to play our weekless trivia day. we're going to test your knowledge on some classic kid-friendly films. meredith vieira is across the street at the nbc experience store. she's ready to hand out $100 to those who get it right, and those who don't get my new book. what are you doing with matt lauer? >> because he's desperate. more airtime for him, obviously. >> nick friedman joins us here in the studio, editor in chief of scholastic parent and child magazine. welcome to the party. >> it's great to be here. >> you ready? >> i am ready. >> let's go. >> first contestant, your name is -- >> sandy. >> where are you from? >> california. >> lovely. who tells dorothy she needs to follow the yellow brick road to get to the emerald city?
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>> the good witch. >> yes, indeed. >> very well done. very well done. >> that rocked. glinda is the one. >> top 100 on parent and child magazine. this list is very special, very unique to all other lists, because it really brings families together and gives you great talking points to open up conversations with your kids. >> let's start another conversation. what do you got, meredith? >> lisa from naperville, illinois. >> do you know anything about mary poppins, i hope? what does our favorite nanny mary poppins suggest for us to have in order to make the medicine go down? >> a spoonful of sugar. >> very nice, very nice. >> she's got it. >> that's right. you know, mary poppins is number three on our list.
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it was nominated for 13 academy awards. it won five. they gave it the most nominated and winning disney movie ever. >> love it. back across. >> sylvia, newport, maine. >> which well-known candy exploded in popularity after it appeared in the 1982 blockbuster "e.t."? no looking. >> you want help from matt? >> no, reece's pieces. >> they got it. that exploded. >> they are very sharp, your audience. that's number two on our list. did you know that spielberg shot that film from a kid's eye level to really drive home that relationship between elliot and e.t.? >> love that. back across. >> what's your name? >> olga from bridgeport, connecticut. >> all right. finish the lyrics to this song from the animated classic
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"beauty and the beast." take a listen. ♪ ♪ the sun rising in the east ♪ tale as old as time >> tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme, beauty and the beast. >> wow! >> give her an academy award. that rocked. that was great. >> number six on our list. beauty and the beast, the first animated film ever nominated for an academy award for best picture. it won the golden globe for best picture that year. >> meredith, counting on you for this one. please, give the book away. >> jennifer. >> where are you from, jen? >> poconos in pennsylvania. >> do you like harry potter? >> yes. >> which harry potter word is officially in the oxford english dictionary? >> "c"?
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>> yes! >> okay, this is the worst, officially, the worst day ever. okay? >> no, it's not. >> it kind of is. give it to matt. >> here, matt. matt gets the book. matt gets the book. he's holding it. >> tell matt i said thanks. >> look at that. matt's such a good guy. [ laughter ] >> you are terrible. meredith, you know what, i knew you'd abuse him some way. thank you so much for joining us. we really appreciate it. >> pleasure to be here. pick up the issue, "parent and child" magazine for the top 100. >> all right, great. time to test our diet knowledge. who's going to win, team hoda or team kathie lee? our get fit face on after this. kiss him, kiss him. about the last 10 years except what it's done to my hair, so i'm doing something new. new age defy from pantene. it's a system with pro-vitamins and caffeine.
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♪ ♪ we are back with week two of our enjoy getting fit series. we're going to go head-to-head to see who knows more when it comes to dieting. you met them last week. this is team hoda. >> alaina, jessica, mindi. >> hold on. lovely. here are kathie. >> zakia, heidi. >> team meredith! >> okay, what are we doing here? >> first, i want to run down and
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show everybody how much they have lost. they are shrinking by the minute. first, we have yelena. she's down six pounds! >> wow! >> next, we have jessica is down six pounds! mindi is down seven pounds! team hoda is down a total -- >> heidi down nine pounds. team kathie lee is down a total of 23 pounds! >> you know what, we are okay. don't you worry. okay, now what's happening? >> this challenge is all about testing your diet iq. we're going to do it family feud style. i'm going to call up one member of each team. you're going to go against each other, and i'm going to ask you a quiz question. to up the ante, there's going to be a corresponding exercise with each question, and if anybody on
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either team ends up stopping the exercise, blow the whistle, the other team gets the point. >> we blow the whistle on the other person's team. >> exactly. the first exercise is jumping jacks. these can be modified or bigger! yelena versus kathy up here. you're at a restaurant. which will save you the most calories, skipping the glass of wine, skipping one roll in the bread basket, or asking for your salad dressing on the side? >> bread! >> wrong! >> salad dressing, you got it right! >> that's okay. >> just so you know, you save about 100 calories from the wine and bread, but 200 to 300 from the salad dressing. now, you're craving -- jessica versus zakia. the exercise is, everybody squat
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and punch in front. here you are. you're craving meat. which order at a restaurant is most fattening, prime rib, strip steak, or filet mignon? okay, which one, jessica? >> prime rib. >> she gets the point! >> keep going, keep going, keep going! >> did you know a prime rib at a restaurant is about 1,000 calories? you could eat two pounds of shrimp from the same amount. >> last one! >> here, arm climbs, arm climbs, here we go. we have mindi versus heidi. the question is, true or false, true or false, brown rice, one cup of brown rice, has fewer calories than one cup of white rice. true or false. >> say it again. [ whistle blows ]
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>> you go. >> she hasn't answered! >> true. >> it's false! time's over! >> we need a tie breaker. how many minutes will it take to burn off this bagel with cream cheese, how many minutes, will it be an hour's worth of walking, hour and 15 minutes, or hour and 55 minutes of walking? >> hour, 55. >> she gets it! >> i'm exhausted. >> ladies and gentlemen -- >> we got to go. >> this team gets the point for the challenge! >> what's the name of this team? >> team meredith. >> you guys, we're going to be back with one of the funniest men from "snl," darrell hammond. first, these messages coming up. ? i thought we might be related, so i had a fiber analysis done and sure enough, we're family. but you're not even shredded. you're...crunchy?! that happens sometimes.
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for 14 years, darrell hammond entertained audiences on "saturday night live" with his
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spot-on impressions of bill clinton -- >> bullet proof. >> regis philbin -- >> that's the headline! >> donald trump, of course. >> the apprentice. >> cut, cut. >> and dr. phil. >> do you use q-tips when you clean your ears? >> among many, many more. >> this saturday night he's going to be live again, but he'll be performing at the garden of laughs comedy event at madison square garden. it benefits to support kids being homeless due to foster care. i love seeing those old clips. >> do you ever get sick of them? >> those old chestnuts, no. >> this is a big night you have coming up. there's a great lineup of comedians. >> the best standups ever. i mean, if there was, like, a hall of fame -- >> ray rama knno, wanda sykes. >> little old me.
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>> are you going to be doing impressions? >> whatever the garden wants me to do. i'm looking for rangers tickets. they said, you know, if they want me to tap dance, that's what they are getting. >> your buddy bob costas is hosting this thing. you do a great impression of him. >> he doesn't think so. >> he doesn't like it? >> he's been teasing me for ten years that i can't do it. he came up to me the first time i met him, okay, just picture this. you're like in awe of this dude. he walks up to you, and he goes, you've got the great clinton, you've got the great gore, but you can't do me. you try to do me, and you fail utterly. >> and after that, you guys became good buddies. >> actually, yes. >> al sharpton is another guy. he wanders the hall around here. >> we've heard that is your favorite. >> it is my favorite, because he's colorful, powerful. i played all these colorful, powerful dudes.
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you can see, i got nothing, you know, i'm, like, bland compared to the guys i play. >> show us sharpton. what's he do that's unique? >> he is utterly himself, very unique to just be yourself, you know. how does he go -- you know -- i grew up here in brooklyn, and i would come home from school and my mother would make blueberry pie. i would sneak some of the pie. she would say, you sneak pie. i said, no, i didn't sneak pie, but i would have blueberry all over my face. that's how i feel about republicans. we didn't wreck the economy, but they got blueberry all over their face. they were the ones eating pie! >> that was so good. we love you. the garden of laughs comedy event, this saturday, january 26th at madison square garden. the best, the best. >> and the smooth sounds of aaron neville. live performance from his new
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album. but first, this is "today" on nbc. >> wow, did i say that? >> yes, you did.
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the toyota concert series on "today," brought to you by toyota. all-around great guy aaron neville has won four grammy awards in his music career that spans more than five decades. >> now she's singing songs from the '50s and '60s in his new album. >> nice to stee you. >> i feel this album was meant to be. it was in you. >> it's been in the makings a long time. wait for the stars to align right, and it did. >> it had to be hard to narrow them down, aaron, because there's so many songs you love. >> don and keith richards and myself, you know, we went in the studio with 12 and wound up recording 23, but we had a
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couple hundred. >> which one are you going to sing for us today? >> "magic moment." >> aaron neville, take it away. happy birthday, by the way. >> happy birthday. ♪ this magic moment ♪ so different and so new ♪ like any other until i kissed you ♪ ♪ and then it happened ♪ it took me by surprise ♪ i know that you felt it too ♪ by the look in your eyes ♪ sweeter than wine
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♪ softer than a summer night ♪ everything i want i have ♪ whenever i hold you tight ♪ this magic moment ♪ while your lips are close to mine ♪ ♪ will last forever ♪ forever till the end of time ♪ ♪ sweeter than wine ♪ softer than a summer night ♪ everything i want i have ♪ whenever i hold you tight
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♪ this magic moment ♪ while your lips are close to mine ♪ ♪ will last forever ♪ forever till the end of time ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> the name of this album, again, is "my true story." aaron neville, you are the absolute best. we love you. >> we love you so much. >> all right, we're going to have a lot coming up tomorrow. star of sex in the city prequel will be here. >> we have a lot of
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n brbc bay area news starts now. >> i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> in a tense and at times very emotional hearing, secretary of state hillary clinton answers tough questions this morning regarding the september 11th attack in benghazi. good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> i'm jon kelley. good morning, everybody. bay area native and uc berksly graduate chris stevens was one of four killed in that attack on the consulate in libya. this morning hillary clinton meeting face-to-face with the senate foreign relations commit pep at issue, whether the state department ignored stevens' concerns about safety at

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